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BAILEY, Emma 1866-1910


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 4/19/2017 at 10:49:53

Mrs. Frank Bailey Dies Suddenly

Word reached here late Thursday afternoon that Mrs. Frank Bailey of Cedar Falls had died very suddenly about eight o'clock Thursday morning of heart failure. Death took place at Ortonville, Minn., while Mrs. Bailey was on a train on her way home from a wedding of a relative which she and her husband attended at Milbank, S.D. Mrs. Bailey was apparently in the best of health up to the time of her death. She and her husband had boarded the train at Ortonville and were taking their places in one of the chairs of the coaches when the fatal attack of heart failure came on and she died within a few seconds. The only words she had time to utter were "I am going to die." She was taken off the train and her remains were taken care of and sent to her home in Cedar Falls where they reached at midnight Thursday night. The relatives and many friends of the Bailey family were notified by wire and they were dumfounded when the news reached them.

Funeral services were held at the home at Cedar Falls at two o'clock p.m. Monday.

Mrs. Bailey whose maiden name was Emma Snittjer, was a daughter of John Snittjer of Wellsburg. She was born at Wener, Ostfriesland, Germany forty-five years ago. When she was a little less then two years old she came to this country with her parents. They located at Forreston, Ill., where they resided for two years, at the end of that time they came to Grundy county and moved on a farm in Colfax township. She was married to Frank Bailey twenty years ago and she and her husband and family continued to reside in Colfax township until ten years ago when they moved to Cedar Falls. Mrs. Bailey was the mother of three children, two girls and one boy, who together with the father survived. Aside from these relatives Mrs. Bailey is survived by her father, three brothers, S. J., Herman and John, and by two sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith and Mrs. Henry Peters, all of Wellsburg excepting John who lives in Holland.

Mrs. Bailey was a woman held in most high regard by all who knew her. The large circle of sorrowing friends and neighbors she leaves in the county tender the family their heart felt sympathy in their bereavement.

Nearly every automobile in town and in the community east of here where Mrs. Bailey used to live took a load of sympathizing friends to Cedar Falls Monday to attend the funeral. It was one of the most largely attended funerals ever held in Cedar Falls.

--The Wellsburg Herald (Wellsburg, Iowa), 12 October 1910, pg 1


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