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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Marion Bailey - The Photographer

Marion Bailey - Part 1
Marion Bailey - Part 2 [final]

Ethel, Marion, Edna, Mary, Edith

Marion William Bailey

In 2010 I was contacted by a local historian to see if the society had any information on Marion Bailey, an early day Hutchinson photographer. I had seen his name on photos but didn’t know any more than that. The historian owns about 300 of Bailey’s photos and plans to write a book. I agreed to provide research assistance in hopes of locating living descendents and perhaps a photo of the photographer. I began with the census to determine Marion’s family. From there I began researching the children. The first attempt came to a stand still so I changed directions and was able to locate a grandson living across town. I made contact with him on the phone and the historian and I met with him soon after where we were able to ask more questions and obtain two wonderful family photos.

Marion William Bailey was born July 11, 1869 in Richardson County, Nebraska to Thomas and Ann Bailey. By 1870 the Bailey family had relocated to Kansas, first in Doniphan County and later to Finney County.

He married Mary Jane Naylor February 9, 1891. By 1900 they were living in McPherson County with 3 children; Edna, Edith & Mabel. Another child had been born by the 1900 census but no other information is known. In 1901 Gladys Marian was born. She died 5 months later. Edna, Edith & Mabel lived to adulthood and raised a family of their own.

The 1900 to 1915 Federal and State Census record Marion’s occupation as a photographer. Later years would record him as a truck driver for the oil fields. It is not known why he changed his occupation.

Marion died March 21, 1944 and was buried by his daughter, Gladys, in the Bean Cemetery in McPherson. Four years later his wife passed away and was laid to rest beside him.

Marion William Bailey
Born: 7/11/1869 Richardson Co., NE
Married: 2/9/1891
Died: 3/21/1944
Buried: Bean Cemetery, Rice Co., KS
Parents: Thomas and Ann Bailey 

Wife: Mary J. Naylor
Born: 11/3/1872 Ohio
Died: 11/3/1948
Obit: Hutchinson News Herald 11/3/1948
Buried: Bean Cemetery, Rice Co., KS

  • Unknown child
  • Edna Blanche: [Coleman] 1892 - 1976
  • Edith Hazel: [Clare/Adams]
  • Ethel Mabel: [Neighbors] 1898 - 1978
  • Gladys Marian: 1/13/1901 – 6/19/1901 – Bean Cemetery

1870 Iowa, Doniphan Co., KS – Federal Census – William, age 11 months.
1875 Doniphan Co., KS – State Census – Wm, age 6
1880 Wolfriver Twp, Doniphan Co., KS – Wm, age 10
1885 Doniphan Co., KS – State Census – Marion, age 16
1890 Federal Census was destroyed in fire
1895 [no Finney Co., census not taken]

1900: Marquette, McPherson Co., KS – Federal Census; Bailey
Marion W., 30, July 1869, Married 9 yrs, Born NE, PHOTOGRAPHER
Mary J., 26, Nov 1873, Married 9 yrs, Born OH, 3 of 4 children living
Edna B., 7, June 1892, Born KS
Edith H., 3, Sept 1896, Born KS
Mabel E., 7/12, Oct 1899, Born KS

1905: Reno Co., KS – State Census; Bailey
Mary J., 31
Edna B, 12
Edith Hazel, 9
Ethel Mabel, 6

1910: Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS - Federal Census; Bailey
Marion W, 40, Married 19 years, Born NE, father born IL, mother born KY, PHOTOGRAPHER
Mary J., 37, married 19 years, 3 of 5 children living, Born OH
Edna B, 17, born in KS
Edith N, 13, born in KS
Ethel M, 11, born in KS

1915: Reno Co., KS – State Census; Bailey
Bailey, M. W., 45, PHOTOGRAPHER
Bailey, Mary, 41
Coleman, Arlie, 26
Coleman, Blanche, 22 [Edna]
Coleman, Arlene, 13 m,
Bailey, Edith, 18
Bailey, Ethel, 16

1920: Eldorado, Butler Co., KS – Federal Census; Clare
Clare, William L, 25, MO
Clare, Edith H, 23, KS
Clare, Anita 10/12, MO
Bailey, Marion W., 50, FIL, NE, TRUCK DRIVER
Bailey, Mary J, 46, OH
[living with his married daughter]

1925: Reno Co., KS – State Census; Bailey
747 East Ave F
William, 55, NE, TRUCK DRIVER, Oil Fields
Mary, 52, OH

1928: 4/19 – Hutchinson News article
Mr & Mrs Jack Neighbors visit Mr & Mrs M. W. Bailey of 600 N. Monroe

1930: Federal Census ?

1932: Article - Easter in Hutch

1932: 9/15 Hutchinson News Article
Grandparents in obit of Jackie Bailey, 8. Lived on Medora pavement.

1944: 3/21 Died in Hutchinson

Obit 3/22/1944 Hutchinson News Herald - Marion

Marion William Bailey died in his home northeast of Hutchinson at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday from a heart attack. He has been in ill health a year.

Mr. Bailey was born in Richardson County, Neb., July 11, 1869 and was married Feb. 9, 1891 to Mary Jane Naylor. They had lived in this community 40 years, coming here from Great Bend. Mr. Bailey was formerly a photographer in Hutchinson and at the state reformatory.

Survivors are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. A. E. Coleman, 601 North Monroe, Mrs. Floyd R. Adams, 508 East A, and Mrs. Ethyl Neighbors, 2700 East 30th; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Obit 11/3/1948 Hutchinson News Herald - Mary J.

Mrs. Mary J. Bailey, 21 West Eighth, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The widow of Marion W. Bailey had been ill since July. A member of the First Christian church, Mrs. Bailey was born Nov. 3, 1872 in Ohio.

She is survived by: three daughters, Mrs. A. E. Coleman, of the home, Mrs. F. R. Adams, 508 East A, and Mrs. Ethel Neighbors, 2700 East 30th: three sisters, Mrs. Clara Wheeler, Kalvesta, Mrs. Martha Spriggs, Geneseo, and Sarah Naylor, Monroe, Ore.; four brothers, Stephen and Morris Naylor, both of Monroe, Ore., Alec, Crow Indian Reservation of Montana, and Harrison Naylor, Washington, D. C.; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Ethel, Edith, Edna, Mary, Marion

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