Bailey,  Colonel William Henderson

Bailey, Colonel William Henderson

Male 1846 - 1937  (91 years)

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  • Name Bailey, William Henderson  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Bailey, William H Civil War Pension Card
    Bailey, William H Civil War Pension Card
    Bailey, William Henderson 1890
    Bailey, William Henderson 1890
    Title Colonel 
    Born 17 May 1846  Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1849  Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1851 
    Canada to USA 
    Find A Grave Memorial 5892462 
    Military Service Between Sep 1861 and 19 Jul 1865  [3, 5, 6
    Civil War, CD. 10th Michigan Infantry, Company G. 
    Military Service 26 Oct 1861  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Civil War, Union Army as Private 
    Military Service Between 06 Feb 1862 and 19 Jul 1865  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Civil War, Enlisted in Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan 
    Residence 1880  Wales, St Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1890  Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1900  Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1910  [9
    Painter, Owns Store 
    Residence 1920  Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Sep 1937  Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 10
    Buried Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Milton-Freewater IOOF Cemetery
    Person ID I32042  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, The History John Greene of Quidnessett, The Hyde History, The History of Samuel Martin, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Bailey, James 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Dunning, Leslie 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10926  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Zavitz, Edna,   b. 01 Oct 1842, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1882  (Age 39 years) 
    Married Bef 1868 
    Children 
     1. Bailey, Mary L,   b. 1868, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Bailey, Ralph Merritt,   b. 03 Sep 1879, Wales, St Clair, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1949, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
    +3. Bailey, Theresa M,   b. Oct 1879, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1953, Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F10928  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martin, Ellen Luella,   b. 24 Mar 1856, Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1898, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 31 Oct 1885  Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Witness John Smiley and Nettie Martin of Blenheim 
    Notes 
    • 8821-85 (Oxford) William Henderson BAILEY, 40, widower, agent, Canada, St Thomas, s o James BAILEY and Leslie DUNNING, married Ellen Laughlin, 29, widow, Canada, Blenheim, d o Elam Martin and Eliza Lester, witn: John SMILEY of Princeton and Eletta Martin of Burford, 31 1885 at Blenheim
    Children 
    +1. Bailey, Wilbur H.,   b. 15 Sep 1887, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1975, Pierce, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    +2. Bailey, Ella Edna,   b. 15 Apr 1896, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1979, Ritzville, Adams, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Webster, Retta Elizabeth,   b. 21 May 1878, Walla Walla, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1956, Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1916  Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1846 - Bayham, Elgin, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1849 - Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Civil War, Union Army as Private - 26 Oct 1861 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Civil War, Enlisted in Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan - Between 06 Feb 1862 and 19 Jul 1865 - Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Wales, St Clair, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Oct 1885 - Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jun 1916 - Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Sep 1937 - Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Milton-Freewater, Umatilla, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Martin, Luella and William Henderson Bailey Marriage Record
    Martin, Luella and William Henderson Bailey Marriage Record
    Bailey, William Henderson 1890
    Bailey, William Henderson 1890
    Bailey, William H Civil War Pension Card
    Bailey, William H Civil War Pension Card
    Bailey, William H Headstone Applicaton
    Bailey, William H Headstone Applicaton

    Headstones
    Bailey, Willam Henderson Grave Stone
    Bailey, Willam Henderson Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Bailey Family Crest
    Bailey Family Crest
    This most interesting surname has three distinct origins. Firstly it can be an occupational name for a steward or official from the Old French "baillis" or "bailif", and middle English "bail(l)". The word survives in Scotland as "bailie", the title of a municipal magistrate, but in England has developed into "bailiff", an officer of the court. The second source is topographical, denoting one who lived by the outermost wall of a castle or fortified town from the middle English "bail(l)y" as can be seen in the case of the Old Bailey in London which was part of the early medieval walls. Thirdly, the surname can be locational, from "Bailey", in Lancashire which means "berry wood". One Roger le Baylly appeared in the Suffolk Pipe Rolls in 1230, while the Assize Court Rolls of Lancashire recorded a Ralph de Baylegh in 1246. Walter Bayley (1529-1593) educated at Winchester and fellow of Oxford, was Queen Elizabeth's physician. One William Butterworth Bayley (1782-1860) an Anglo-Indian, was educated at Eton and rose to the rank of Governor-general of India (1828-1830), he later became a director of the East India Company. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Roger le Baylly, which was dated 1230, in the Suffolk Pipe Rolls, during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "the Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Notes 
    • OBIT - Thursday, October 7, 1937
      Death Claims Col. W.H. Bailey
      Colonel W.H. Bailey, last surviving member of the Stone River Post of the Grand Army of the Republic passed away at his home on Mill Street shortly before five o'clock Thursday afternoon following a prolonged illness.
      Born in Wales, Michigan, May 17th, 1846, Colonel Bailey had lived here since 1888. He first came west in the early 1870's, made his home in the Willamette Valley for 13 years, then returned to Michigan for several years prior to coming to Milton. The Colonel was the first commander of the Stone River Post of the G.A.R. and was acting as the last commander when the post was dissolved a few years ago. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and a charter member of the Chamber of Commerce, having been voted a life membership in that group in 1927. He also served as councilman for a number of years.
      Colonel Bailey was owner and Proprietor of Bailey's Paint and Wall Paper Store and last year received a bronze award in recognition of his more that 15 years service from the Fuller Paint Corporation.
      Surviving are his widow Retta Webster Bailey, to whom he was married in Pendleton, June 22, 1916 and five children by a previous marriage.
      Funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Christian Church, with Reverend Fred J. Greene in charge.
      A small clipping in file - no date.
      COL. W.H. BAILEY EARLY RESIDENT
      The W.H. Bailey Paint Store has a long record of service behind it, being the third oldest establishment in the city. Mr. Bailey came to the Walla Walla Valley in 1872. He has lived here ever since with the exception of a few years spent in the east and has devoted all his time to his paper and paint business. He was the first commander of the Stone River Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and was also the last commander, being the only surviving member of the post. Several years ago an impressive ceremony was held in which Colonel Bailey turned over to the Neil Best Post of the American Legion the colors of Stone River Post and charged them with the preservation of the ideals of the Grand Army of the Republic.
      Mr. Bailey is an honorary member of the Chamber of Commerce and still takes an active interest in community affairs, despite his advancing years. Mrs. Bailey also is active in community activities and has won the love and admiration of all who know her through her faithful devotion and loyalty to her Husband.
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: Michigan
      Unit Numbers: 1083 1083 1083
      Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal
      Enlisted as a Private on 26 October 1861 at the age of 18
      Enlisted in Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 06 February 1862.
      Reenlisted in Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 16 February 1864
      Mustered out Company G, 10th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 19 July 1865 in Louisville, KY
      Also in the same Plot is a W.H. Bailey - no dates..(Baby?)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    2. [S567] Oregon, Birth, Death and Marriage Record.
      Record for William Bailey

    3. [S757] US, Civil War Records.
      Record for William H. Bailey

    4. [S772] US, Veterans Gravesites.

    5. [S757] US, Civil War Records.

    6. [S45] 1930 USA Federal Census, taken April 1, 1930.

    7. [S21] 1880 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1880.

    8. [S28] 1890 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1890.

    9. [S39] 1910 USA Federal Census, taken April 15, 1910.

    10. [S156] Grave Stone.