William Edward Bailey

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William Edward Bailey

  • Birth 1 Jun 1847 Johnson County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 5 Dec 1934 Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Ringgold County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 16791776

The Clearfield Enterprise
Thursday, December 13, 1934

William Edward Bailey, son of Asa C. and Sophia (Kepler) Bailey, was born in Johnson county, Iowa, on June 1st, 1847, and passed away at the Methodist hospital in St. Joseph, Mo., December 5, 1934 at the age of 87 years, 6 months, 4 days. He was one of a family of twelve children, five of whom survive him: - John H. and Asa, of Diagonal; Milton Z. of Clearfield; Mrs. Anna Hall of Hills, Ia. and Joseph of Riverside, Iowa.

The deceased members of this family are Silas and George Bailey, Emma Beadle, Lydia Overholser, Cora Overholser, and Nellie Feldman.

On the 29th day of January 1874, he was united in marriage to Sarah Cordelia Overholser, to which union there were born: — two sons, Roy and Walter, both of Clearfield, and a daughter Lola Bailey Nevill, deceased.

In 1877 he moved to Ringgold County, and for 42 years resided on his originally purchased farm. In 1919 he moved to Clearfield, where he and his faithful wife Sarah enjoyed their declining years until four years ago, when Mrs. Bailey passed away. Since that time, he has been faithfully cared for by his granddaughter, Edna Bailey.

In 1915 he united with the Methodist church of Clearfield and was very faithful in attendance until recent years when his failing health hindered.

He is survived by four brothers and one sister, his two sons, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, many other relatives and a multitude of friends.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist church at 1:30 on Friday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. John Campbell Turner. Singing was by a quartette — Mrs. Art Conaway, Mrs. A. J. Abarr, E. C. Heaton, and Lyle J. McKelvey.

The pallbearers were six of his grandsons, Gale, Cecil, Clifford and Forest Bailey, Loren and Clyde Nevill. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.
The Lenox Time Table
Thursday, December 13, 1934

William Edward Bailey was born June 1st, 1847 in Johnson County, Iowa and died in the Methodist hospital in St. Joe, Mo. December 5, 1934, aged 87 years, 6 months and 4 days. He was one of a family of twelve children, five whom survive him. On January 19th, 1874 he married Miss Sarah Cordelia Overholser, and in 1877 they came to Ringgold county locating on a farm northeast of Clearfield where they resided for forty-two years, coming to Clearfield in 1917 and have since made their home here. Mrs. Bailey died several years ago, and a granddaughter, Miss Edna Bailey has kept house for Mr. Bailey and cared for him since then. His son Roy also made his home with him. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Lola who died several years ago and Roy and Walter. Mr. Bailey was a member of the Clearfield Methodist church and lived his religion in his everyday life, was a kind of loving husband and father, a true friend, quiet and unassumed, but always ready to do good whenever he could.
He leaves to mourn his loss, two sons, Roy and Walter, both of Clearfield, nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; four brothers, M. Z. and John of Clearfield, Joseph of Riverside, Iowa, and Asa of Diagonal; one sister, Mrs. Anna Hall of Hill, Iowa; nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Friday afternoon, December 7, her pastor Rev. John C. Turner, officiating. Lyle McKelvey, Mrs. Arthur Conaway, Mrs. A J Abarr, and E C Heaton sang, with Mrs. Belle Anderson, accompanist. His pallbearers were his six grandsons, Clifford, Forrest, Gail and Cecil Bailey, Loren and Clyde Nevill. Interment was in Clearfield cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 16791776
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Edward Bailey (1 Jun 1847–5 Dec 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16791776, citing Clearfield Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .