The funeral of Wallace Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Bailey, who was killed Wednesday by the earth caving in in a washout where he was playing, was held at the church Friday afternoon and was largely attended. Services were conducted by Rev. E.A. Poulter. The grief stricken parents and brothers and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community. Harvey Bailey and wife, of Detroit, were called here by the death of his brother, Wallace.
Source: Pontiac Post Gazette, June 16, 1907.
A pioneer of Oakland county, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Bailey, 85, died at her Oxford home Friday night. She had lived on the Bailey homestead south of Seymour Lake for 48 years, moved to Oxford in November 1923, where her husband died. She was born in Orion township Oct. 2, 1857, and was married to November 17, 1875. Surviving are her son, Winfield S. Bailey of Orion and three daughters: Mrs. Winifred Porritt of Seymour Lake, Mrs. Mildred Whims of Midland, and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman of Oxford, 17 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held from the Whitcomb-Mabley Chapel in Oxford Sunday at 2 p.m. and burial will be made in Seymour Lake cemetery.
Source: Pontiac Daily Press, December 26, 1942.
DIES NEAR LAKE — Harvey Bailey, 44, Tuberculosis Victim, Burial Today — Seymour Lake, September 4. After an illness of four years’ duration of tuberculosis, Harvey Bailey died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bailey, at an early hour Thursday morning. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Bailey, one brother, Warren Bailey, and four sisters, Mrs. Anna Rogers and Mrs. Dorothy Alleman of Oxford, Mrs. Winifred Porritt of Seymour Lake, and Mrs. Mildred Whims of Rose City. The funeral services were held at the home of his parents Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, the Rev. F.I. Walker of Orion, officiating.
Source: Pontiac Daily Press, September 4, 1920.
Edith Bailey, daughter of Winfield S. and Ella Bailey, died at the home of her parents in Independence, August 19th, aged 16 years and 6 months. Pulmonary tuberculosis claimed her for its early prey. During an illness of over five years, she manifested a meekness of mind and resignation to her Heavenly Father’s will that was surprisingly tender and pathetic. Always anxious to serve she seemed to forget herself in her efforts to contribute to the comfort of others. Her final illness was brief, being confined to her bed but a few days. She sank rapidly, and quietly fell asleep. The funeral services were held the following Monday afternoon from the Seymour Lake M.E. church. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place in Seymour Lake cemetery.
Source: Pontiac Post, September 1, 1899.