Randolph County, Indiana
W. A. Bailey
W. A. BAILEY,
Register of Deeds, came to Kansas in August, 1876; located on a farm near
Yates Center; taught school for three years, and engaged for a short time in
the grocery business, and was for nine months proprietor of the Central
Hotel, Yates Center. In the spring of 1881, he was elected Trustee of Center
Township, and in the fall was elected Register of Deeds, which position he
holds at the present time. He was born in Randolph County, Ind., August 14,
1854; is the son of William H. and Margaret Ann Bailey. Lived twenty-one
years in his native county, and served eighteen months as a telegraph
operator for the Bee Line R. R. at Farmland, Randolph Co., Ind., and in
August, 1875, moved to Iowa, where he attended school about one year, and
came to Kansas. He was married in Woodson County, Kan., September 3, 1876,
to Sarah E. Bell, daughter of George W. and Elizabeth
Bell. He has two children-- Frances W. C. and Annie E.
Bailey. Mr. Bailey is one of the
promising young men of the State, and is destined to be prominently
identified with its future history. He belongs to the I.O.O. F., K.of P.,
and the Methodist Episcopal Church.
The History of the State of Kansas, "Woodson
County," A. T. Andreas, Chicago, Illinois, 1883.
Submitted by Billy Baker
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