George E Bailey 1934 dies Feb 11, 1924.
| f George E. Bailey, fll Three Months, Dies At Age of 52 Heart Attack After Hunting Trip Leads to Fatal Illness George Edward Bailey, 52. died Sunday night at 9:15 at his residence, 1800 Washington avenue, after an Illness of heart trouble that started last Nov. 22. From the beginning of his Illness It was known that his case was serious. During the last week he had been unconscious. The end Sunday evening had been expected several days by members of his family. About Alton where he had lived practically all his life Mr. Bailey was well known to a large circle of friends, Bom In Edwardsville on Aug. 28, 1881, the son of George and Emma Bailey, he came to Alton with his family when a child and had lived here ever since. For 15 years he had been with the Shell Petroleum Corp. where he operated the water cooling pump house equipment. For a number of years prior to his association with the Shell plant he had been with the Beall Bros, factory In Alton. Mr. Bailey was known as a man devoted to his home and his family. He had been an active member of Cherry Street Baptist Church over a long term of years and had served on the board of deacons. Hunting was his favorite sport and members of his family recall the beginning of his Illness last fall In connection with a hunting trip. He htd spent several days with relatives at Palmyra and had greatly enjoyed hunt- Ing nearly all the time he had been In the country. Upon returning to his home In Alton he was seized with a heart attack which was believed to have been brought on by the over-exertion of his tramping over hunting grounds which he loved so well to do. On Dec. 25, 1905, Mr. Bailey was married In Alton to Jennie Harr Wright who survives him. A daughter, Mrs. 'Fern Boesewetter, and three step-children, Mrs. C. W. Bentley, Mrs. Luclle Wright Hill of Alton, and Virgil HU1 of Tampa, Fla., survive. Four brothers, Gus and Charles Bailey of East St. Louis, Roy of Vandalia, and James Bailey of Winchester, Ind., and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Misegades of Detroit, Mrs. Bertha Barclay of Washington state, and Mrs. Nell Grleger of Portland, Ore., survive. Four grandchildren also survive. Plans for the funeral are incomplete pending word from relatives on the western coast. The body will be at Streeper funeral Isome where friends may view it on Tuesday evening. Later It will be moved to the residence on Washington avenue at Crawford street. Services will be held at Cherry Street Baptist Church. a