William B. Bailey

William B. Bailey

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 26 Jul 1896 (aged 57)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 6, Tomb 24.0
Memorial ID 145204305 View Source

Bailey, William B (William & Serah Clarck) m 19 March 1866 Nella Queen (Albert & Elsee Martin) [Laf Ch vol 4, page 230; Laf Ct Hse Mar #284]

Died at his home in Lafayette, on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, Mr. W. B. Bailey.

Mr. Bailey had just returned from an excursion to Galveston, the day previous, and was apparently in best of health. He retired early that night complaining of fatigue, but nothing serious was apprehended, until Sunday morning when some member of the family entered the room and discovered him in the struggle of death. His death is attributed to heart disease. Deceased was 56 years of age, and leaves a wife and five children, and a host of friends to mourn his untimely death. He was a most affectionate father and husband, and an upright and esteemed citizen. His remains were interred in the St. John's cemetery on Monday evening at five o'clock. We extend our deepest sympathy, to the bereaved and heartbroken family.

W. B. Bailey was born in Lafayette July 29, 1939. His father was a native of Tennessee and his mother of St. Landry parish, La. W. B. Bailey served as an apprentice in a printing office, and at the opening of the civil war enlisted in the Girard Artillery, Confederate States Service June 18, 1861. His field of operation was chiefly in Virginia. In the following engagements he was a participant, Seven Days' Fight around Richmond, Harper's Ferry, Second Bull Run Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and the battle of the Wilderness, Sept. 9, 1963. Mr. Bailey was captured and held prisoner until the following June, where he Joined Lee's army just before the battle of Appomattox Court House. He was present at Lee's surrender. When the war sed, Mr. Bailey found himself in the condition characteristic of the Southern Soldier, penniless and far away from home. He walked through portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, finally reaching home in Lafayette parish June 26, 1865. Shortly after his return home he became a partner in the management of the Lafayette Advertiser, the first copy of which was dated Sep. 22, 1965. Three years later he became the sole proprietor of the paper and edited it up to the year 1893, in 1893 he was appointed by Gov. Foster to succeed E. Creightor, deceased. Mr. ____ was also mayor of the town of Lafayette for four consecutive terms.

Meeting of the Gen. Frank Gardner Camp No. 580, of the U. C. V. was held at urt-House in Lafayette on July 1896.

object of the meeting was to at- a body the burial of our lamented Comrade Bailey.

Committee on resolutions was appointed and reported the following:
Another good man has passed prematurely form life to that "bourne whence no traveler returneth."

Almost a boy, Mr. Bailey, aglow with love of his State was one of five who left for the field of battle, confederacy called her sons to ---; at first he joined the 1st. -- La., Vols; and was subsequently --erred to the Louisiana Guard whose fate he followed, through ill fortune, in all its arduous -- Virginia, to the close of the --ted to duty, prompt and brave -- he deserved and enjoyed the -- of being one of the best of -- home after the conflict, a --rade, he both printed and --, which was the advocate --ent and progress in the com--- which sought the develop -- great natural resources for -- good of his people.

---clerk of the District Court, -- the duties of the office with ---- and conscientious devotion and intelligence which characterized all his life.

A man of sterling integrity, true alike to himself and friends, in all relations of life, he may justly be said to have lived and died a true man one of God's noblest work.

His family life was of the happiest: a deeply loved husband, and an honored father.

It is most fit, that the record of such a should be perpetuated.

At the meeting of U. C. V. Camp Frank Gardner, it was, therefore unanimously
Resolved : That we, who knew him best, tarry by the side of his grave to lay upon it, the tender tribute of a loving memory, and ask that it be fitly commensurated.

Resolved: That a token of our sorrow, the members of the camp to wear for 30 days the usual badge of mourning.

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be furnished to the press for publication, and a copy be furnished to the family of the deceased.

J. S. Mouton, . . . . . . Arthur Grieg,
H. C. Wallis, . . . . . . M. T. Martin
. . . . . . . A. A. Labbe. . . . . . .

The camp broke ranks until Saturday, Aug. 1st. 1896.
By Commandant,
D. A. Cochrane, Adjt.
The Lafayette Advertiser
Page 3, Columns, 1 + 2 + 3.

Note: More information about Mr. Bailey on the same page.

Bailey, William 56, Burial 27 July 1896

Source: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Cemetery and Burial records
Cemetery 1822-1998
Funerals 1860 to 1995

Compiled by Shelby Mier and Betty Mier; St. John Cathedral Cemetery Commission (Lafayette, La.)
Dedicated to: Monsignor George Anthony Bodin

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