HIRAM D. BAILEY (deceased) was a son of Daniel Bailey, who was born in Ware, New Hampshire, and married Sarah
Buzzell, a native of the same township. The subject of this sketch was born there April 15, 1829. Daniel Bailey
was a merchant, and sent his son to the district school and then to the academy at Francistown, New Hampshire.
At nineteen he began teaching, and after three terms of this labor began to take work from a shoe factory. In Ware
was born and reared one Hiram Nicholls, who married Miss Sarah Dearborn, a native of the same place; to them was
bbrn, February 15, 1833, a daughter, whom they christened Arvill i. October 20, 1850, Hiram Bailey and Arvill J.
Nicholls were united in wedlock at Ware. In May, 1857, Mr. Bailey removed with his family to the village of Elba,
and during the next winter built the first frame house in the village. This building still stands; it is on the
east side of the river, near the bridge. Here he had purchased twenty acres of land. In August, 1858, Mr. Bailey
received his commission as postmaster, and the first postoffice was opened in his house. In 1860 he sold this property,
resigned his postmastership, and bought eighty acres of land on Secs. 2 of Elba and 31 of Whitewater, the dwelling
being in Whitewater, and here he continued to reside till his death, which occurred July 26, 1876. His widow and
two children still reside here. Mr. Bailey served the town as justice of the peace and as chairman of the board
of supervisors in 1859 and 1860. He adhered to the democratic party in partisan elections. Four children, born
as below, survive him: Elbridge O., May 14, 1852, married Rhoda Ellis, and resides at Fairwater; Hiram M., August
8, 1853, lives with his mother on the homestead; Lizzie E., August 26, 1858, married Charles I. Moore, and dwells
near her mother, in the town of Whitewater; Ira A., January 1, 1866; Josiah D. was born February 20, 1860, and
died November 25, 1863.
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Winona County, MN
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