Charles Fletcher Bailey

Charles Fletcher Bailey

Birth
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death 18 Apr 1925 (aged 83)
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, USA
Burial Wyndmere, Richland County, North Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 86947277 · View Source
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Charles Fletcher Bailey was born near Chillicothe, Ohio, on April 3, 1842. He came to Iowa with his parents in 1850 and settled in Linn County. Later he moved to Black Hawk County, where he was residing at the outbreak of the Civil War. In July, 1861, at the age of nineteen, he enlisted in Company E, Fifth Iowa Infantry. He was in some of the heaviest fighting of the Western Army, including the battles of Corinth and Iuka and the siege of Vicksburg. At the close of the war he returned to Black Hawk County where he engaged in farming -- later removing to Sioux County.
Mr. Bailey was best known as a member of the Iowa General Assembly serving in the Twenty fifth and Twenty sixth regular sessions and in the extra session that prepared the Code of 1897. At the Annual State Encampment at Waterloo in June, 1899, Mr. Bailey was elected Department Commander -- an office which he filled efficiently and well. In 1902 he moved with his family to North Dakota where he lived for many years. In 1925, while visiting in Colorado he was suddenly stricken and died on April 18th.
(The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic, Page 103)

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BAILEY WAS SOLDIER AND LEGISLATOR
Former Prominent Sioux Co. Man Dies in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Fletcher C. Bailey, former Sioux County member of the state legislature, and at one time state commander of the G. A. R. passed away at the home of his son Earnest on April 18th in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Bailey had been sick only a short time, the end being caused by a paralytic stroke.

He was born and raised at La Porte City, Iowa and at the time of his death was 83 years old. When the Civil War broke out, he was a volunteer of Company E, 5th Iowa infantry, and served during the whole war. He moved to Sioux County in 1884. The family settled on a farm near Ireton where they made their home for a number of years.
While here be served two terms as state representative about 1894 and also one term as state commander of the G. A. R. as well as filling other offices in the Grand Army. Mr. Bailey was a progressive farmer. Some twenty years ago they moved to North Dakota and his helpmate died there, being buried at Wyndmere.

He leaves six children to mourn: Mrs. Carrie Edwards; Mrs. Nellie Edwards; Herbert M.; Ernest C.; Elsie Glenn; and Hazel Meskstren. He also leaves 25 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
(Alton Iowa Democrat, 4/24/1925)


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