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John William Bailey

This was submitted by Dollie Bailey

John William Bailey of Webster City, former resident of Lehigh, 59, died Sunday evening May 28, 1949 at the hospital in Webster City.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the Lehigh Methodist church, preceded by a brief service at 1 p. m. at the Foster funeral home in Webster City. The Rev. Lester Heck of Lehigh will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetary south of Lehigh.

Mr. Bailey, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samual Bailey, was born near Lehigh April 7, 1890. He grew up in the community and served in World war 1. He married Mary Ellen Carpenter Dec 30, 1919, and they farmed in the vicinity of Lehigh, Stratford and Vincent. In 1941 they retired and moved to Lehigh. Two years later they moved to Webster City.

Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife: five children, Mrs. James Staley, Mrs. Marvin Adams, William Bailey, Julia Bailey and Walter Bailey; four brothers, George of Walnut Grive, Minn., ((Richard)) (Richard was a typo, should be David) of Fort Dodge, Cleve and Thomas of Lehigh; and three sisters, Mrs Hester Young of Fort Dodge. Mrs. Alta Fye of California and Mrs. Birdie Harrah of Eagle Grove.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and a daughter who died in infancy.

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