Thank you so much for posting the Baileys of Washita county burials. Horace and Rosa in Canute are the ones I am interested in.
Do you know if there are any newspapers on microfilm which would have obits. I have one but it is terribly lacking in some information. I will post it here. It is from the Whitewater Kansas newspaper. Horace was a former resident and a first settler in the area of Richland township Harvey county Knasas.
Obituary of Horace W. Bailey
June 8, 1905 Whitewater Independent
Horace W. Bailey died at his home in Canute, Oklahoma Territory, Friday,May 26th, after a sickness of some six to eight months. The immediate cause of his death being dropsy with heart disease.
Mr. Bailey, was one of the early settlers in this part of Kansas, coming here in 1870, and filing in a claim in Richland township, Harvey county. He took an active part in political affairs in an early day and was upon the
organization of Harvey county, appointed to the office of County Clerk by James M. Harvey, then Governor of the State, and at the first election held
in the following May, he was elected to the same office which he filled until the expiration of his term.
About 1891 he moved to Whitewater and established The Tribune, a weekly paper which he edited and published for three or four years, during which time he held the office of Post Master.
He disposed of his interest here about 1895, and moved to Oklahoma Territory where he was interested in newspaper work at several places, finally locating at Cloud Chief, editing a paper there which he afterwards
moved to Cordell on account of a change in the county seat.
He was appointed U.S. Court Commissioner for Washita county in 1898 which office he held until last December when he resigned on account of ill health. He was an old soldier and a member of the W.C. Ward Post at this place.
In November 1898, he was married to Mrs. Rosa E. Henslee of Lynns, Texas, to whom two children, a son and a daughter were born, who together with two stepsons and a brother and sister survive to mourn the loss of a kind and
affectionate husband, father, and brother. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all the friends in this community who were greatly shocked at
the news of his death as very few of them knew of his illness.
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