|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1871|
|Death: ||Oct., 1962|
Henry Bailey lived 75 of his 91 years in Rosebud County, Montana. He was born July 2, 1871, a son of John and Cynthia Bailey, in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Henry came to Montana in 1887 and settled near Forsyth.
Known to his friends as The Trapper or TN (his cattle brand), his family called him Grandpa.
As a boy he lost his father from malaria or yellow fever,and immediately assumed the responsibility of providing for his mother and sister. The family lived in Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas until 1887 when he, his mother and sister moved to Montana by way of team and wagon, camping out at night and obtaining most their food and livelihood by killing wild game. They arrived on Upper Rosebud Creek near the big bend of the creek on June 20, 1887. They were headed for his uncle, George Snider's ranch, which is near the now old Freeman Philbrick ranch, about 30 miles up Rosebud Creek. He took a job as horse wrangler for the Frank Robinson 'Old' Diamond outfit and worked for eight years. When he became of age he filed on the homestead which was his home until death.
In April, 1902, Alice Lynch married Henry Bailey, a young rancher whom she had known for many years. The story of their life together is captured in a piece written by her niece, Margaret Daily, that is posted under Alice's memorial on Find A Grave.
The Baileys had four children. A son John died in 1930, but his son, Jack, is still actively engaged in the management of the home ranch. Another son, James, has a ranch in the upper Rosebud Creek area. A daughter, Minnie, is now Mrs. Joe Egan and also lives on a ranch in that area. The other daughter, Margaret, is Mrs. William Broadus who lives on a ranch near the home ranch.
Working together throughout the years, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey found their efforts rewarding. Their modest ranch home was later replaced by a modern ranch home with all the modern conveniences. The ranch is well know through the Montana livestock industry as is their Lazy TN brand.
During their five decades of married life the Baileys added to the rich history of Rosebud County. His wife Alice's biography contains many illustrations of the contributions this couple made to their family, to the community and to the county. It is posted on Find A Grave.
Pioneer Rancher Lame Deer Area Died Here Tues.
Henry N. Bailey, who lived 75 of his 91 years in Rosebud county, rode on to a new range last Tuesday. The old time cowboy had been a cattle rancher in the Lame Deer area ever since 1887. In failing health the past two years or more, he died in the Rosebud Community hospital.
Henry Newton Bailey was born July 2, 1871, a son of John and Cynthia Bailey, in St. Joseph, Missouri, came to Montana and settled near Forsyth when he was 16. He married Alice Lynch April 7, 1902, in Miles City.
Survivors include a son, James Bailey, and two daughters, Mrs. William Broadus and Mrs. Joseph Egan, all of Forsyth. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife and son John preceded him in death.
Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Lame Deer and funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday in the Beals chapel at Forsyth. Mrs. Jess Freshour will be organist and Jim Schiffer soloist. Burial will be in the Lee Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Maurice Davidson, Evan McRae, Harold Sprague, Gifford Wood, Arthur Kamhoot and Opal Clark.
This obituary probably appeared in the Forsyth paper, though there is no source or date on the clipping.
Created by: Catherine Byron
Record added: Aug 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28729930