Biography of Herbert O. Bailey
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Bailey, Herbert O., was born in Boston, Mass., August 2, 1859, and when a child removed to New York city with his parents, where he was educated in Columbia Grammar School. He served two years in a broker's office in Wall street and at the age of nineteen entered the employ of the Ansonia Clock Co. of Ansonia, Conn.. being with them in Brooklyn, N.Y., also, and remained with them four years.. In 1882 he came to Mechanicville, N. Y., and was engaged by the Duncan Paper Co., and has bad charge of the office since; he is also paymaster. November 15, 1888, he married Harriet Dwight, formerly of Albany, N. Y., and they have four children: Eleanor Hathorne. Mary Dwight. Lyman Dwight and Adams. Mr. Bailey's father, Adams Bailey, was born in Boston, Mass., May 21, 1818, educated in Boston, and was a merchant twenty years in Boston and Calcutta, India, until 1860. when he came to New York city and was an importer of iron and steel until 1870, when he retired from business. He married Caroline W. Lang of Boston, and they had five children: Adams, Walter L., Herbert O. (as above), Susanna H. and Frederick W. Mr. Bailey died in 1878; his widow survives him now (1898). Mr. Bailey's grandfather, Adams Bailey, was born in Scituate, Mass., in 1789. The first of the Baileys in America was Thomas Bailey, who came from England in 1643. Mrs. Bailey's father, Harvey A. Dwight, was born in Berne, Albany county, N. Y., in 1835, and came here with his parents when a boy, was educated in the district schools and Stillwater Academy and is a commission merchant in Albany. He married Mary I. Burton of Albany, N. Y., and they had six children: Harriet (as above), Mary B., Harvey L., Jeane B.; Lucia K. and J. Watson. The first of the Dwights in America was John, who settled in Dedham, Mass., coming from England in 1630. Mr. Bailey's great-grandfather, Adams Bailey, was a captain in the 2d. Mass. Infantry in the Revolutionary war and his commission and sword are in the possession of the former. Mr. Bailey in his political choice is a thorough Democrat. He is a member of the National Democratic committee for the 28th Senatorial district. In 1891 he was elected supervisor of the town of Stiliwater; in 1893 was elected president of. the village of Mechanicville; and is treasurer of the Stillwater and Mechanicville street railway company and president of the Mechanicville Improvement Co. Mr. Bailey is a member of the Episcopal church and for a number of years has been senior warden and treasurer of St. Luke's church, Mechanicville.


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