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 James Anthony Bailey

James Anthony Bailey

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 11 Apr 1906 (aged 58)
Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
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Memorial ID 6817434 · View Source
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Circus Showman. Along with Phineas T. Barnum, he helped found Barnum and Bailey Circus, which became known as "The Greatest Show On Earth". In 1872, he partner with Philadelphian James E, Cooper to form "Cooper and Bailey's Circus", and toured the United States, Java, New Zealand and South America. In 1873 Cooper died and James Bailey soon joined up with Barnum. They toured for several years until Barnum died in 1891. Bailey took over the circus the same year and it made several triumphant trips around the world under his leadership. In 1906 he died and the circus company soon became part of the Ringling Brothers Company. It is known to this day as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.


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  • Added: 3 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6817434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Anthony Bailey (4 Jul 1847–11 Apr 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6817434, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .