Biography of Harvey B. Bailey
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Harvey B. Bailey, who is manager of the Bailey Produce Company, 19-21 East Sixth Street, is a representative young business man of Mansfield. He was born in this city, Feb. 12, 1903, the son of James and Harriet B. (Bristor) Bailey.

James Bailey is a prominent citizen and leading business man of Mansfield. He is a native of Richland County and his wife was born in Mansfield. Mr. Bailey was educated in the public schools and at an early age became interested in the buying and selling of horses. In 1915 he engaged in the retail coal and builders' supply business, at that time having purchased the Barton & Willis Coal Company, which was thereafter known as the Bailey Coal Company. He disposed of this in 1918 and in that year purchased the interests of the A. F. Spitler Company, wholesale dealers in butter, eggs and cheese. The business was reorganized as the Bailey Produce Company and Mr. Bailey still continues as the owner of this thriving business enterprise. He has been identified with the Franklin Finance Company, of Mansfield, as treasurer since 1926. Mr. Bailey is a Republican, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, and belongs to Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M. No. 35, Mansfield Chapter, R. A. M. No. 28, Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M. No. 94, Mansfield Commandery, K. T., No. 21, Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree, Mansfield Scottish Rite Society, Kiwanis Club, and West Brook Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have two sons: Harvey B., the subject of this sketch; and James Russell, born in 1907. He is a graduate of Mansfield High School and the University of Pennsylvania, now identified with the DuPont Company at Newburgh, N. Y.

Harvey B. Bailey attended the public schools of Mansfield and entered Culver Military Academy after his graduation from Mansfield High School. He was graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1922 and two years later completed a course of study at Eastman College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. Throughout his business career Mr. Bailey has been identified with his father's interests and in 1926 took charge of the business of the Bailey Produce Company. The company specializes in the handling of eggs and operates a cold storage plant in connection with its sales and service.

In June, 1928, Mr. Bailey was united in marriage with Miss Marjorie McLean, the daughter of B. F. and Florence McLean, of Sidney, Ohio. Mr. McLean is office manager of the Ohio Brass Company, Mansfield. His wife is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have a daughter, Barbara Ann.

Politically, Mr. Bailey is a Republican. He holds membership in the First Presbyterian Church, and belongs to Mansfield Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 35, Y. S. Men's Club, and Chamber of Commerce. During his college career Mr. Bailey was especially interested in athletics and was a member of the varsity teams at Culver Military Academy and Eastman College. He played basketball.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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