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James W Bay
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1855
Guernsey County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 11, 1912
Moniteau County
Missouri, USA

James was the son of James C. & Mariah Jane (Kells) Bay. However, George, is the name of his father on his death certificate. The date of his birth & death, shown on various documents, differs. Find A Grave contributor, Kim Kerr, has proved that he was actually the son of James C. Bay with the following & other census records.

July 30, 1860: Meigsville, Morgan, Ohio
James Bay, 44, M, Farmer, 1400, 6500, PA
Maria J. Bay, 45, F, PA (sister to my ancestor)
Lovina Bay, 20, F, C.S. Teacher, OH, attended school
Gracie C. Bay, 18, F, C.S. Teacher, OH, attended school
Martha J. Bay, 16, F, OH, attended school
Andrew Bay, 14, M, OH, attended school
James W. Bay, 11, M, OH, attended school
Darenda Bay, 8, F, OH, attended school (Dorinda)
Phoebe A. Bay, 7, F, OH, attended school
Charles O. Bay, 4, M, OH, attended school

James married Mary Rebecca Bell, the daughter of Bailey H. & Eleanor (Carter) Bell. They had two children: Roy (1875) & Virgil Omar (1877). Mary died on March 6, 1901.

At the time of James's death, he was living in Smithton, Pettis Co, MO, where he worked as a Telegraph Operator. He had suffered from Valvular Heart Disease for two years, which led to his death on May 11, 1912. He didn't have a physician.

His son, Virgil O. Bay, was the informant on the death certificate. He was buried May 12. Sherrie (#46831883) reported following info: Cemetery office confirmed that this burial is unmarked.
Family links: 
  James Campbell Bay (1816 - 1878)
  Mariah Jane Kells Bay (1815 - 1898)
  Mary Rebecca Bell Bay (1855 - 1901)*
  Roy Bay (1875 - 1948)*
  Virgil Omar Bay (1877 - 1959)*
  Mary E Bay Porter (1837 - 1907)*
  Grace Campbell Bay Dwyer (1841 - 1874)*
  Sarah Lavina Bay Dwyer (1841 - 1905)*
  Martha Jane Bay Gilliland (1842 - 1913)*
  Dorinda Bay Purvis (1853 - 1945)**
  Anna Bay Rawson (1854 - 1953)*
  James W Bay (1855 - 1912)
  Charles Alfonzo Bay (1857 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried in unmarked grave
California Masonic Cemetery
Moniteau County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Nov 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44154544

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Jan. 1, 2011

- Kim Kerr
 Added: Jan. 1, 2011

- Virginia Brown
 Added: Nov. 10, 2009

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