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Frank W. Bailey

Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 13 Jan 1918 (aged 57)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 70338783 · View Source
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BAILEY, FRANK W.; Editor and Publisher; was born at Iola, Wisconsin, April 1, 1860. His father, Melvin H. Bailey, was a native of New England, born near Augusta, Maine, December 28, 1827, and, after spending fourteen years (1852-66) in California, located in Kansas, remaining there until 1879, when he removed to Chillicothe, where he engaged in the furniture business. The mother, Violette Ingalls, born near Cleveland, Ohio, March 16, 1830, accompanied her parents to Chicago, Illinois, in childhood, and, after being educated there and at Waukegan, engaged in teaching at the latter place, being married to Mr. Bailey, October 22, 1857: Her mother was a daughter of Ira Miltimore, an early business man of Chicago, and her father, A. W. Ingalls, one of the first teachers in the Dearborn School in that city, which Mr. Miltimore was instrumental in establishing. Frank W. Bailey was educated in the public schools, and early developed a taste for the printer's art, which he practiced for a time as an amateur, printing cards on a small press while assisting his father upon the farm. He finally realized his ambition by establishing "The Bulletin," at Chillicothe, in 1883, at first a small folio sheet issued once a month, which has since developed into a prosperous six-column 12-page weekly, with presses operated by steam-power and a well equipped job-office attached. The Bulletin office is the most complete in Peoria County outside of the city of Peoria, while the paper has a handsome circulation and exercises a large influence. Mr. Bailey was married in Chillicothe, to Miss Lizzie McMurray, who was born at St. Louis, Missouri, November 12, 1854, the daughter of George and Annie (Menzies) McMurray, and they have two children, Harry M., born March 5, 1884, and W. Randolph, born February 28, 1889.

From Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Peoria County, Edited by David McCulloch, Vol. II; Chicago and Peoria: Munsell Publishing Company, Publishers, 1902.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frank W. Bailey (1 Apr 1860–13 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70338783, citing Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe, Peoria County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jerry & Florence McCauley (contributor 47254930) .