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William Bailey
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1864
Juab County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1947
Juab County
Utah, USA

National Tax
Expert, 83,
Dies in Nephi

NEPHI William . Bailey, 83, nationally known taxation expert, died at the family home here Friday afternoon following a heart attack suffered Thursday night.

Mr. Bailey was born In Nephi, Jan. 29, 1864, a son of Langley Allgood and Sarah Andrews Bailey.

He attended the public schools of Nephi and in 1883 was graduated from the Brigham Young academy with a bachelor of arts degree. From 1884 to 1896 Mr. Bailey was a traveling salesman for tho D. M. Osborn Co., farm machinery dealers of Salt Lake City, and specialized in mechanical Work on farm and harvesting machinery.

In 1906 he entered the implement business in Nephi, which later was converted to the Bailey Furniture Supply Co. Since 1900 he had been interested in farming and stock raising, and until very recent years owned a large amount of land and was one of the leading stockmen of the county.

As an expert on taxation matters he was appointed a member of the state board of equalization. In 1913 and served for 13 years. During that time he was president and also secretary of the board. For several years he was tax consultant for the Chief Consolidated Mining Co.

Mr. Bailey served as vice president of the National Tax Assn. In 1922-23 and as president in 1923-24. In addition he served as a member of a special national tax commission to study and recommend a model tax plan.

Gov. William Spry appointed him to investigate and make recommendations to the legislature on tax problems. The legislature adopted tho full program, which marked the beginning of the gasoline tax In Utah.

Later he received an appointment from Pres. Calvin Coolidge as member of a national commission studying inheritance taxes. He was one of three tax experts on the nine-man commission. One of three men appointed to study overgrazing of public lands in the west, the studies made under Mr. Bailey and his associates resulted in government control of grazing. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and served on a mission for the church In Germany in 1898 to 1900. Following. his return he served for several years as a president of the 71st quorum of seventy.

Mr. Bailey was appointed Nephi city Justice of the peace in 1946 and was serving in this capacity at the time of his death. He married Kate Udall Dec. 10. 1901. She died in 1921. He married Chloe A. Nelson Sept. 6, 1922.

Survivor include his widow and the following sons and daughters: W. Lee Bailey, Mrs. Helen B. Jones, Mrs. Janet Greenhalgh and Miss Ann Clair Bailey, all of Nephi: Mrs. Evelyn Hull and Mrs. Josephine Harames, Ogden: Edwin A. and David L. Bailey. Salt Lake City; T. Udall Bailey, Midvale, and Walter Bailey, Murray; 25 grandchildren. and the following brothers and sisters, Wilford Bailey, Mrs. Jennie Beck and Mrs. Catherine Bowles, Nephi: Reed W. Bailey, Ogden; Mrs. Pearl Snarr, Provo, and Mrs. Rose Boyer, Los Angeles.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Juab stake tabernacle Monday at 2 p.m. by Alma C, Tranter, bishop of the Nephi L.D.S ward. Burial in a Nephi cemetery will be directed by Anderson funeral home, Nephi.

The Salt Lake Tribune, Saturday, Feb. 15, 1947
Family links: 
  Langley Allgood Bailey (1838 - 1929)
  Sarah Andrews Bailey (1845 - 1928)
  Clomenia Phelps Pratt Ivins (1861 - 1941)
  Chloe Nelson Bailey (1887 - 1970)
  Kate Evelyn Udall Bailey (1879 - 1921)*
  Hazel Bailey (1886 - 1889)*
  Grace Evelyn Bailey Hull (1903 - 1991)*
  Edwin Allgood Bailey (1904 - 1986)*
  William Lee Bailey (1906 - 1965)*
  Helen Chloe Bailey Jones (1908 - 1982)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Bailey (1909 - 1910)*
  Thomas Udall Bailey (1912 - 1978)*
  Josephine Bailey Harames (1916 - 1991)*
  David Langley Bailey (1921 - 1983)*
  Janet Bailey Greenhalgh (1924 - 2002)*
  Ann Claire Bailey Hansen (1926 - 2014)*
  Ann Claire Bailey Hansen (1926 - 2014)*
  John Wright Andrews Bailey (1862 - 1863)*
  William Bailey (1864 - 1947)
  Langley Allgood Bailey (1866 - 1944)*
  Elizabeth Ann Bailey (1868 - 1869)*
  Thomas Bailey (1869 - 1942)*
  Sarah Ann Bailey Allen (1872 - 1922)*
  Mary Jane Bailey Beck (1874 - 1957)*
  Rose Alice Bailey Boyer (1876 - 1953)*
  Catherine Kate Bailey Bowles (1879 - 1971)*
  Henry Andrews Bailey (1881 - 1883)*
  George Ernest Bailey (1884 - 1889)*
  Bertha Bailey Russell (1886 - 1970)*
  William Henry Bailey (1887 - 1937)**
  Elizabeth Bailey (1892 - 1892)**
  Wilford Bailey (1893 - 1953)**
  Reed Warner Bailey (1896 - 1966)**
  Pearl Bailey Snarr (1900 - 1989)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Also had an adopted son (my grandfather) Walter Seifert Bailey (I didn't link these two because I chose to link Walter's Biological Mother instead).
Vine Bluff Cemetery
Juab County
Utah, USA
Plot: vb_A_2_29_18
Created by: Anne
Record added: Jan 03, 2006
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