Death Claims Prominent Farmer
Stricken last Thursday with paralysis from which he never rallied, Elva B. Baily, aged 71 years, well-to-do farmer and stockman of Whiteley Township, died Tuesday, April 19, at 11:15 a.m. at his home on the Waynesburg-Morgantown road, about two miles north of Kirby.
A son of Abner M. and Mary Bowen Baily, he was born January 5, 1867, in Whiteley Township where he spent all his life and remained actively engaged in farming and stock breeding until his last illness. Mr. Baily descended from pioneer Greene County stock, he maternal ancestors having figured in one of the county's famous Indian massacres. Elizabeth Bowen, one of his ancestors, was captured by the Indians along with a brother, William, and taken to Ohio, where she was reared and later released under a treaty negotiated with Indians by Lord Dunmire and returned to Greene County to rear a family.
Mr. Baily was married January 24, 1889, to Ida Knight, who survives along with a son, Ewing W. Baily, at home, and a granddaughter, Ila June Baily. Mr Baily was the last of his family. He was a lifelong member of the Kirby Methodist Episcopal Church and an active member of the Whiteley Township Grange.
Waynesburg Democrat Messenger, April 20, 1938 (Greene County, PA)
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