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Keithley Willis Bailes (1829 - 1915)

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Rev. Keithley Willis Bailes
Born in Jackson, Indiana, United Statesmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Feb 2017
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Categories: Farmers | Disciples of Christ Ministers.



Reverend Keithly Willis Bailes

Research Notes:

Note: An excellent family genealogy report reference with a portrait image is available at : [1]

United States Census, 1850

Name Keathley Bayles

Event Type Census Event Year 1850 Event Place Dallas, Greene, Missouri, United States

Gender Male Age 21 Race White

Birth Year (Estimated) 1829 Birthplace Indiana House Number 1797 Household

Keathley Bayles M 21 Indiana ( Farmer, Rev.)

Sarah A Bayles F 18 Missouri (Wife)

Mary A Bayles F 1 Missouri (Daughter )

Elsey A Bayles F 19 Indiana Lavina Bayles F 17 Missouri Thomas K Bayles M 14 Missouri Jacob Bayles M 12 Missouri

Andrew J Bayles M 10 Missouri (Brother)

William R Bayles M 8 Missouri Elizabeth Bayles F 6 Missouri Rebecca Bayles F 3 Missouri Nancy J Bayles F 1 Missouri ( Daughter ?)


Washington Death Certificates

Name Keathley Bailes

Event Date 17 Mar 1915 Event Place Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington Gender Male Age (Formatted) 85 years 4 months 17 days

Birth Year (Estimated) 1830

Father's Name Thomas Bailes Mother's Name Bettsey Young



Keathley Bailes

Birth: Oct. 29, 1829 Indiana, USA

Death: Mar. 17, 1915 Ellensburg Kittitas County Washington, USA

Family links: Parents: Thomas Bailes (1809 - 1860) Elizabeth King Cox (1810 - 1883)

Spouse: Sarah Jane Marshall Bailes (1834 - 1919)*

Children: Mary Ann Bailes Pedigo (1849 - 1929)* Elizabeth Jane Bailes Brown (1850 - 1949)* Elsie Emiline Bailes Royse (1855 - 1930)* Andrew Jackson Bailes (1859 - 1943)* Matilda Louise Bailes Barnhart (1862 - 1950)* Ellen Bailes Rader (1864 - 1951)* Parthina Catherine Bailes Migge (1867 - 1920)* James W Bailes (1871 - 1955)* George S. Bailes (1872 - 1963)* Martha Isabelle Bailes Jackson (1876 - 1970)*

Siblings: Keathley Bailes (1829 - 1915) Ailsa Ann Bailes Kenworthy (1831 - 1929)** Andrew Jackson Bailes (1840 - 1885)*

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Burial: IOOF Cemetery Ellensburg Kittitas County Washington, USA Created by: Shelli Steedman (Credit) Record added: Apr 05, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 50664151


GRANDPA BAILES PIONEER PASTOR OF CITY IS DEAD. AGED COUPLE CELEBRATED THEIR 68TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY HERE. WIFE IS SERIOUSLY ILL. NOW CONFINED TO HER BED WITH PNEUMONIA—LEAVES 100 LIVING DESCENDANTS. The death of Grandpa Keathly Bailes at the home of his daughter, Mr. F. C. Barnhart, on North Ruby Street, occurred at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday [March 17, 1915]. The funeral will take place at the Christian Church Sunday morning next, Rev. Mr. Escherman of Tacoma officiating. Death was a result of a complication of diseases, coupled with extreme age.

Grandpa Bailes leaves his aged wife, who is now seriously ill with pneumonia [wife survived her illness and died four years later], seven daughters and two sons. The former are Mrs. F. C. Barnhart, Mrs. T. C. Brown, and Mrs. W. H. Rader, all of this city; Mrs. Emma Royce, of Medford, Calif.; Mrs. Gus Migge, of Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Mary Pedigo, London, Ore., and Mrs. Robert Jackson of Castle Rock, Wash. The sons are J. W. Bailes, of Hoquiam, Wn., and A. J. Bailes, of this city.

Grandpa Bailes was born in 1828, and his wife in 1832. They were married January 30, 1847, and emigrated from Missouri to Oregon by ox team in 1861, and in 1878 they came to the Kittitas Valley, where he established the first church, and resided here for many years. Mr. Bailes was ordained a minister of the Christian Church when he was but 19 years old, continuing that calling all his long life until last summer when his failing health caused him to relinquish his ministry in London, Oregon. He and his wife came here early in the winter to spend the season with their daughter, Mrs. F. C. Barnhart, and other children. January 31st last they celebrated the 68th anniversary of their wedding day at the daughter's home, when fourteen of their immediate family sat down to dinner with them. They have one hundred living descendants, comprising children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren.

Grandpa Bailes was a pioneer in the county and in ministerial labor, and won a host of friends who will be pained to learn of his death, especially a month the older residents.

Created by: Shelli Steedman (Credit) Record added: Apr 05, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 50664151 [4]

Family Tree Information Reference Only

" Keithly Bailes (son of Thomas Bailes and Elizabeth King) was born October 29, 1829 in Jackson Co Indiana, and died March 17, 1915 in Ellensburg, Kittitas Co, WA.

He married Sarah Ann Marshall on January 30, 1847 in Green Co, Missouri, daughter of John Marshall and Elizabeth Potter.

Marriage: January 30, 1847, Green Co, Missouri. Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Keithly Bailes and Sarah Ann Marshall: Married by Rev. Elias M. Marshall, her brother

Children of Keithly Bailes and Sarah Ann Marshall are:

Keithly Bailes, d. date unknown.

Mattie I. Bailes, d. date unknown.

Mary Ann Bailes, b. May 29, 1849, Dallas, Greene Co MO, d. December 04, 1929, Castle Rock, WA.

Elizabeth Jane Bailes, b. December 15, 1850, Dallas, Greene Co MO, d. date unknown.

+Alsey Emaline Bailes, b. July 05, 1855, Jackson CoMO, d. September 03, 1930, Medford, OR.

+Andrew Jackson Bailes, b. November 04, 1859, Springfield, MO, d. September 18, 1943, Ellensburg, WA.

Matilda Lydia Bailes, b. August 26, 1862, Umatilla OR, d. June 1950.

Elijah Bailes, b. 1863, d. date unknown.

Ellen Phoebe Bailes, b. September 26, 1864, OR, d. date unknown.

Parthenia Catherine Bailes, b. 1868, d. date unknown.

James W. Bailes, b. 1871, d. date unknown.

George Washington Bailes, b. 1873, d. date unknown, Cottage Grove, OR." [5]


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  2. [("United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 November 2014), Keathley Bayles, Dallas, Greene, Missouri, United States; citing family 1797, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).)]
  3. [("Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Keathley Bailes, 17 Mar 1915; citing Ellensburg, Kittitas, Washington, reference 3005, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Olympia; FHL microfilm 1,992,322.)]
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