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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