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BAILEY, Dr. Cassius Ware - 1912 Bio (1871-1931)


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 11/3/2002 at 23:23:40

From the History of Jefferson County - 1912, Volume II
Pages 362-366


Dr. C. W. BAILEY has practiced medicine at Pleasant Plain continuously since September, 1899, and is now enjoying an extensive and lucrative patronage as the only physician of the town. His birth occurred in Cedar township, Jefferson county, Iowa, on the 22d of November, 1871, his parents being Cyrus D. and Iowa (CONLEY) BAILEY, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Lee county, Iowa. Cyrus D. BAILEY came to this county in 1864, purchased, cleared and improved a farm in Cedar township and operated the same until 1897. In that year he disposed of the property and purchased a farm in Van Buren county, to the further cultivation and improvement of which he has devoted his attention to the present time.

C. W. BAILEY obtained his early education in the district schools of this county and later entered Birmingham Academy. Having determined upon the practice of medicine as a life work, he read under the direction of Norris Brothers, of Birmingham, Iowa, for eighteen months and then entered the Keokuk Medical College, from which institution he was graduated with the class of 1897. During the Spanish-American war he served as first assistant surgeon to Dr. Roberts, who was the regimental surgeon. He was mustered out, on the 8th of July, 1899, and in September following came to Pleasant Plain for the practice of his profession. There were five physicians in the town at that time, but Dr. BAILEY is now the only representative of the fraternity here-a fact which speaks most eloquently for itself. An extensive practice has been accorded him in recognition of his skill and ability in the line of his chosen profession, with the advancement of which he keeps in close touch through his membership in the Jefferson County Medical Society and the Southeastern Medical Society. He acts as health officer of the board of health of Walnut township, Penn township and the town of Pleasant Plain. In addition to his office building he owns four residence properties, a store building and the livery stable property in the new town of East Pleasant Plain.

On the 18th of May, 1900, Dr. BAILEY was united in marriage to Miss Josephine HOSETTE, a daughter of Francis Xavier and Mary Elizabeth (HISEL) HOSETTE, who were natives of France and Belgium, respectively. The father, who came to Jefferson county, Iowa, in an early day, purchased and improved a farm in Cedar township. Subsequently he became a dealer in horses, going to France to make his purchases in person. He died at sea, in 1895, while on his way home on one of these trips. His wife was called to her final rest on August 8, 1910. Unto Dr. and Mrs. BAILEY has been born a son, Earl E., whose natal day was February 22, 1906.

Dr. BAILEY gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has served as republican central committeeman from Penn township for three terms or six years. He has long served as a councilman and has also been mayor of the town of Pleasant Plain, exercising his official prerogatives in support of many progressive measures. Fraternally he is identified with the Knights of Pythias, the Modern Workmen of America, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at Fairfield and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Glasgow, Iowa. His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian church, while his wife is a communicant of the Catholic church. Of a sociable nature, he has found life enjoyable in the acquirement of a circle of friends that grows as grows the scope of his acquaintance, while his advancement in his profession has been equally agreeable.

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