John Rodrick BAILEY

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John "Jack" Rodrick Bailey born March 11, 1887 in Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, died October 21, 1966 in Cook County, IL. He m: Birdie (or Byrdie) Shep(p)ard who was one of the famous singing/dancing Sheppard Sisters (also known as the Sheppard Orchestra). They lived in Calumet City and had one son, Charles Shepard Bailey, who was born September 26, 1918 in Harvey, Illinois, died March 28, 1932 in Calumet City, Cook, Illinois. Birdie was born in Fairbury, Illinois and died November 13, 1905 in Calumet City. They are both buried at Oak Hill cemetery in Hammond, Lake, Indiana.

John remarried on April 10, 1909 to Gloria Thurow. They had one daughter, Joy Gloria Bailey who was born July 1, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI, married a Domke and then Randolph Joseph Behm (1947-1997). Joy died July 19, 2006 in Antigo, Langlade, WI. I had the pleasure of meeting Joy several years ago. She graciously shared pictures of her father and mother as well as other members of her mother's family, the Thurows. She told me that John lived in Round Lake, IL, for some time then spent the rest of his life in Chicago.

Jack Bailey and friends

Joy Bailey Behm

There is a Bailey Men's DNA Testing Project (Y-DNA)

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Last updated: 3/21/18