Chauncey L. Bailey, 1842-1931
Chauncey L. Bailey Answers Final Call – Chauncey L. Bailey, 89, father of Roy Bailey and C. I. Bailey was laid to rest in the Wolbach cemetery Monday afternoon by the side of his wife, who passed on in March 1924. Mr. Bailey died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Adamson at Palmer last Saturday. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Hansen of Palmer, were held at the home Monday afternoon and the body was brought to Wolbach where another short service was conducted at the cemetery by Dr. R. A. White. Mr. Bailey was born in New York state in June 1842. In 1870 he came to Nebraska and settled in Saline county. He and his family moved to Nance county in 1894 and since that time resided in this part of Nebraska, with the exception of ten years spent in Missouri. During the past two years he had been living with his daughters at Palmer. He is survived by six children: C. I. Bailey and Roy Bailey of Wolbach, Mrs. Laura Arnold and Mrs. Helen Adamson of Palmer; Mrs. Lou B. Foy of Kearney; and Mrs. Julia Hadley of Spokane, Washington.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 24, 1931
Glen Robert Bailey, 1908-1920
WOLBACH BOY ACCIDENTLY SHOOTS SELF WITH A GUN –Glen Bailey Victim of an Appalling Tragedy in a Barn at the Family Home – Glen Bailey, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey, who live one and one-half miles east of Wolbach, accidentally shot and killed himself in a barn at the family home late last Friday afternoon. Just how the tragedy occurred is not known. It is believed the boy was climbing a ladder in the barn and was dragging the shot gun after him. The hammer of the gun probably caught on the manger and snapped back, causing the charge to explode. The body was found under the manger. Julia, the lad’s 14-year-old sister, discovered the body. She did not hear the discharge of the gun, but had occasion to go to the barn. There was no one at the house at the time. She notified a neighbor and her father and brothers who were at work in a hay field. The contents of the gun entered under the boy’s left jaw. His entire head was mutilated in an appalling manner. The boy’s mother was visiting at Shelby in Cherry county at the time. Efforts to reach her by wire were difficult, but she arrived home in time for the funeral. The family has the sincere sympathy of the entire community. Rev. R. A. White has kindly furnished the Messenger with the following obituary. OBITUARY – Glen Robert Bailey was born near St. Paul, Howard county, Nebraska, November 17, 1908. He died at his home near Wolbach, September 10, 1920, aged 11 years, 9 months and 24 days. His death was caused by an accidental gun shot by himself. He leaves to mourn the loss his father and mother Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey, one sister and two brothers, [illegible] Julia, Max and [illegible] Bailey. He was a member of the Methodist Sunday school of Wolbach. As a school boy, Glen endeared himself to his teachers by his good deportment and careful preparation of his lessons and to his school mates by his genial disposition. Wherever known, his record is good. He will be missed, not merely by his family, but by a host of friends beside. On the day of the fatal accident, he had remained at school in the afternoon, and took part in the "house cleaning bee" inaugurated by the teachers, making himself useful wherever he could. About 6 o’clock in the evening the whole community was shocked by the news of his tragic death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. White in the Methodist church of Wolbach, Sunday September 12, at 3:00 p.m. The church was filled and many were not able to get in. Rev. White took for his theme – "Jesus the Model Boy." Four of the high school boys acted as pallbearers. The pupils of the sixth and seventh grades acted as honorary pallbearers, and marched by the grave and cast bouquets of beautiful flowers. The remains were laid to rest in Hillside cemetery. The stricken family have the profound sympathy of everybody.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, September 16, 1920
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