Obit: Bailey, Nicholas (1845 - 1918)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 09/14/1918

Bailey, Nicholas (29 APR 1845 - 5 SEP 1918)

Nicholas Bailey died at his home on his farm near the village of Humbird, Clark County, Wis., on Thursday, Sept. 5, 1918, following an illness of over four months, at the age of 73 years, 4 months and 6 days.

He was a son of Thomas and Sarah Bailey and was born in Cornwall, England on April 29, 1845. He came with his parents to America in 1848, and settled in Dodgeville and resided there and in that vicinity for sixteen years. When Mr. Bailey was five years of age his parents died of cholera and hew as raised in the home of Nicholas Thomas, west of Dodgeville. He went to California and Oregon in 1864 and spent eight years in the west, when he returned to Dodgeville.

He was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Jane Mitchell on Feb. 3, 1872. To this union three children were born, two dying in infancy, a son and a daughter, the remaining son being George Bailey of Humbird. The family left Dodgeville for Zion City, Ill., in 1901. After that the family returned to Dodgeville, where they remained until 1911 when Mr. Bailey purchased the farm near Humbird, which was his home up to the time of his death.

Mr. Bailey followed the occupation while in Dodgeville and was widely known throughout this section of the country. While at Humbird he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He leaves his wife, one son, George H. Bailey, two grandsons, one niece whom Mr. and Mrs. Bailey raised from an infant, Miss Susan B. Mitchell, now an army nurse at Camp Pike, one brother, Thomas Bailey of Englewood, Colo., and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Mitchell of Denver, Colo., and other relatives, besides many friends.

Funeral services were held at his late home here last Friday morning conducted by Rev. Robert Pow, and were attended by many friends and neighbors of the deceased. The remains were taken to Dodgeville on the noon train, where they arrived that evening, accompanied by the family, and were taken to the home of his brother-in-law John Mitchell. The funeral services were held from the Mitchell home on Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. M. D. Peavy, an old friend. The interment was in the cemetery at that city.



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