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C. BAILEY was born in De Kalb County, Illinois, October 30, 1858, and
is a son of Cyrenius and Jane (Morey) Bailey, natives of
County, New York. They settled in Illinois in 1854, and are
residents of De Kalb County. Asa C. is the third of a family
seven children, of whom two are now living, himself and one sister,
Anna, wife of George Flinders , of Spring Township.
subject was reared to the life of a farmer, and received a good common
school education. About the year 1877, his father had
400 acres of land in the Sioux Valley; the fall before Asa reached his
majority his father deeded him 160 acres of this land, and he at once
removed to the land, and began the task of improving it. D.
Young, a relative of the family, h ad settled in the same part of the
township three years before, and it was while making him a
that Cyrenius Bailey decided to make some investments in this county.
Asa C. Bailey's farm now consists of 480 acres, a portion of
which is fine bottom land, and the remainder better adapted to grazing.
The place is well improved, having a comfortable dwelling, a
large barn and plenty of stable room. He feeds two car-loads
cattle annually, and fattens from 100 to 150 head of hogs. He
breeds only such horses as he needs on his farm, but they are of the
best Clydesdale stock. Mr. Bailey was married March 15, 1885,
Renwick, Iowa, to Miss Jennie M. Roe, who was born in Scott County,
Iowa, August 15, 1865. She is a daughter of William and Ruth
(Boyce) Rose. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey had the misfortune to lose
children in infancy, but have been blessed with another child, born
August 8, 1889. In political thought and action Mr. Bailey is
Republican. He is a man of unusual energies and is making his
work and influence felt in the township in which he lives. He
excellent business qualifications, good judgment, and is much respected
by all who know him.
Source: Biographical History of
Cherokee County, IA, W. W. Dunbar & Co Publishers,
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