Albert Elmer Bailey, a well known representative of industrial interests in Utica, organized the firm
of Bailey & Bowne in 1898 and has since built up an extensive carriage and automobile manufacturing enterprise.
He was born in this city on the 2d of February, 1862, a son of Charles Henry and Mary J. (Peake) Bailey, and is
a worthy representative of one of the prominent early families of the Empire state. Both his father and grandfather
were natives of Whitestown, the former being born on the 7th of April, 1827, in what was called the Pratt Settlement.
Samuel Bailey, the paternal grandfather of our subject, born 1794, was an agriculturist by occupation, while Charles
Henry Bailey was engaged in the foundry business. The latter came to Utica in the early '50s and passed away in
1892. The paternal great grandfather, Stephen Bailey, was born in Connecticut in 1762, and served in the Revolutionary
war, while on the maternal side of the house the great grandfather was a native of Holland, who had early settled
in Saratoga county, where Mary J. (Peake) Bailey, our subject's mother was born in 1830.
Albert Elmer Bailey attended the public schools in the acquirement of an education and was graduated from the Free
Academy with the class of 1879. In 1898 he organized the firm of Bailey & Bone for the manufacture of carriages
and has since developed an enterprise of extensive and profitable proportions. He has spent his entire life in
Utica and enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance here.
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Oneida County, NY
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