Alfred Bailey was born in Leicester, England, in the year 1847. His parents were John P. and Mary Bailey, who were natives of England. Alfred was reared and educated in his native country. At the age of twenty-two years, he came to America, and located in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, where he commenced the breeding of fine stock. In 1876 became to Cass county, and formed the partnership of Bailey and Cadoux, and has since been largely engaged in breeding fine cattle, hogs and horses. He was married in 1876 to Maria Cadoux, also a native of Leicester, England. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have four children--John P., William A., George L. and Emily.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 687-688.