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Cuma T. Fisher Bailey

  • Birth 16 Sep 1880 Shelby County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 1900 Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 69352751

Cuma (FISHER) BAILEY

May 11, 1900
Clinton Register

Cuma Telitha Fisher, daughter of James and Cynthia Fisher, was born in Shelbyville Sept. 16, 1880. In 1881 her mother died and in 1885 her father was called, leaving her in care of her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Fisher, where she made her home until Feb. 14, 1899, when she was united in marriage to Ezra Bailey, with whom she happily lived in Clinton until April 22, 1900, when she was called to go at the young age of 19 years, 7 months and 6 days. She leaves besides her husband and 3-month-old babe, two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Bowman, of Lowry, La., and Mrs. Cyrus Barr, of Shelbyville, Ill.; her grandmother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Services were held at the residence by Rev. Gilliland after which the remains were taken to her old home in Shelbyville where her funeral was preached by her pastor of childhood, Rev. Crow, and laid to rest in the Cutler cemetery.

Note: She was listed as Cuma Page instead of Cuma Fisher in the marriage index.

From the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index:
BAILEY, EYRA PAGE, CUMA 02/14/1899 SHELBY
[Eyra should be Ezra]


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  • Created by: Randy & Ruthie Price
  • Added: 4 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69352751
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cuma T. Fisher Bailey (16 Sep 1880–22 Apr 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69352751, citing Cutler Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Randy & Ruthie Price (contributor 47161434) .