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Ora Sumner Bailey, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 13, 1881
Hancock County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1953
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Ora S Bailey
Age at last birthday: 18
Date of birth: Nov 1881
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Home in 1900: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Marital status: single
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Mattie A (age 17), Joel D (15), and Alice A (10)
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T623 434; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 119
Date: 5 Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Ora S Bailey
Age in 1910: 27
Estimated birth year: 1883
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of family: head
Home in 1910: Britt Township, Hancock, Iowa
Address: Hancock Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 4
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: editor
Type of industry: newspaper
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Census place: Britt, Hancock, Iowa; Roll: T624_393; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 130; Image: 321
Date: 20 Apr 1910

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: Ora Sumner Bailey
City: not stated
County: Hancock
State: Iowa
Birth date: 13 Nov 1881
Race: white
Roll: 1643111
Draft board: New York City
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Occupation: Overseas Y.M.C.A. Secretary
Employer: National War Work Council Y.M.C.A.
Where employed: 347 Madison Avenue, New York City
Nearest relative: Sylvia Dakota Bailey
Address: Britt, Hancock, Iowa
Age: 36
Height: medium
Build: medium
Eyes: grey
Hair: brown
Disability: none
Date: 12 Sep 1918

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Ora S Bailey
Age: 38
Estimated birth year: 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Home in 1920: Makee, Allamakee, Iowa
Address: High Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Home owned or rented: rented
Occupation: publisher
Type of industry: weekly paper
Salary or wage worker: employer
Census place: Makee, Allamakee, Iowa; Roll: T625_476; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 1076
Date: 19 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Ora S Bailey
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Makee, Allamakee, Iowa
Address: 612 West Main Street
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 23
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Military service: yes - world war
Rent/home value: owns home; value $6000
Owns a radio: yes
Occupation: editor
Industry: own printing office
Salary or wage worker: employer
Census place: Makee, Allamakee, Iowa; Roll: 640; Page: ; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 979.0
Date: 9 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: O Sumner Bailey
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: 1882
Birthplace: Iowa
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
Address: 1806 Forest Avenue
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: high school 4 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: owned
Value of home: $4500
City of residence in 1935: Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: printer
Industry: printing shop
Salary or wage worker: employer
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 52
Amount of money wages or salary: $600
Has other income of more than $50: no
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 40
Census place: Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa; Roll: T627_1139; Page: 23A; Enumeration District: 7-27
Date: 23 Apr 1940

Ora ran a newspaper in Waukon, Iowa.

He married Sylvia Dakota Sage 11 May 1905 in Garner, Hancock, Iowa.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edwin Noyes Bailey (1849 - 1923)
  Martha Eliza Stratton Bailey (1850 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Sylvia Dakota Sage Bailey (1884 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Ora Sumner Bailey (1908 - 1987)*
  Dorothy May Bailey Thorson (1916 - 1973)*
  Carol Kathleen Bailey Halbmaier (1919 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elbert Llewellyn Bailey (1869 - 1952)*
  Edgar Lewis Bailey (1870 - 1953)*
  Benjamin Bailey (1875 - 1875)*
  Gladys Ella Bailey Fillenwarth (1878 - 1971)*
  Ora Sumner Bailey (1881 - 1953)
  Martha Adeline Bailey Heacox (1883 - 1980)*
  Joel Dighton Bailey (1885 - 1960)*
  Alice Amy Bailey (1891 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: believed to be buried in this cemetery.
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Jun 26, 2010
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Ora Sumner Bailey, Sr
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
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