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  • ID: I23550
  • Name: Harold James BAILEY
  • Given Name: Harold James
  • Surname: BAILEY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 Aug 1893 in Burpee Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 12 Jul 1977 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 14 Jul 1977 Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Change Date: 24 Oct 2013 at 22:36
  • Note:
    Ontario Vital Records - Births #001 393 - 1893
    BAILEY James Harold, male, 22 August 1893, Burpee Township, Manitoulin. Parents: W.T.C. Bailey and Flora Bell. Informant: W. T. C. Bailey, childs father, Lot 22, Concession 7, Burpee Township.
    Appointment of Harold Bailey
    Little Current
    Mr. Harold Bailey,
    Dear Harold,
    At a meeting of the Executive Com. for the Island last night the Committee recommended to W.L. Miller that you should be appointed Game Warden for Manitoulin Island.
    Let this be your authority for getting in touch with Mr. Miller.
    Sincerely yours
    G.E. Baxter
    Secretary of the Committee

    Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger) transcribed by Marilyn Irish
    Party for Harold Bailey (handwritten 1963)
    A stag party was held on Wednesday, September 11th in the Gore Bay Community Hall in honour of Harold Bailey, of Gore Bay , who retired this summer after twenty-six years of service as a conservation officer of the Department of Lands and Forests.
    Friends, neighbours and colleagues of Mr. Bailey from Thessalon, Sudbury, Espanola, Killarney and Manitoulin Island together with the Department of Lands and Forests, Wildlife Branch, Sudbury district, presented the honoured citizen with a TV set and a purse. Mr. George R. Boyd, of Gore Bay, made the presentation.
    Among the guests were Charles Bibby, fish and wildlife supervisor, Keith Acheson, regional forester, and John Fullerton, MPP.

    Obituary- Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger), transcribed by Marilyn Irish
    Also, Pink Scrapbook by Mrs. Nelson Rowe, transcribed by Marilyn Irish, 2552
    Bailey-James Harold. Aged 83 years. Beloved husband of the late Cathren Campbell. Died at the Manitoulin Nursing Home Gore Bay on Tuesday, July 12, 1977. Visiting friends were received at the Turner Funeral Home, Gore Bay, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
    Funeral service from there on Thursday at 2 p.m.
    A Masonic Service was held at the Funeral Home Wednesday at 8 p.m. Interment Gordon Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Hershey officiating.

    Obituary, Through The Years, Vol. IX, No. 8, July 1992, page 46
    J. Harold Bailey (Manitoulin Game Warden 1937 - 1963)
    Born - Gore Bay August 22, 1893
    Harold Bailey has the distinction of being the first full time overseer on Manitoulin, being appointed to this position in July of 1937.
    He also has the distinction of being one of the first graduates of the Lands and Forests Ranger School at Dorset in 1947 and being the officer who has served the longest on Manitoulin to date, 26 years.
    In a letter to Harold dated July 22, 1937 a Mr. G.E. Baxter, secretary of the Executive Committee for the Island (no doubt an early version of the Manitoulin Board of Trade) invites Mr. Bailey to contact a Mr. L. Miller for the job of game warden on Manitoulin.
    Harold did and was forthwith appointed. H served a long and distinguished career with Land and Forests (until 1946, the Department of Game and Fisheries which incorporated into Lands and Forests).
    Mr. Bailey was known for his common sense approach to law enforcement but was not beyond "laying down the law" when circumstances dictated a hard line approach. As the enclosed newspaper clipping attests, even at the age of 70, Harold was still involved in some major investigations. Even after retirement in 1963 Harold worked an additional three years at the check point at Little Current during the deer hunt, no doubt because of his dedication to the job and sense of responsibility.

    Tombstone Photo

    Father: William Thomas Campbell BAILEY b: 22 Jun 1859 in Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario, Canada
    Mother: Flora BELL b: 11 Sep 1865 in Nottawasaga, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

    Marriage 1 Cathren CAMPBELL b: 23 Aug 1892 in Billings Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Married: 31 Mar 1915 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Note:
      Ontario Vital Records - Marriages #005 935 - 1915
      James BAILEY, 21, Farmer, born Evansville, Burpee and Katie CAMPBELL, 22, born Billings Township were married 21 March 1915 at Gordon. Parents of groom: Wm. T.Bailey and Flora Bell. Parents of Bride: Nelson Campbell and Elizabeth McAnsk. Witnesses: Archie Campbell and Olive Bailey.

      Wedding Announcement - Gore Bay Recorder, April 8 1915.
      Marriage: "Katie , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Campbell and James Harold Bailey of Evansville, were married March 31, 1915 by Rev. J. A.McDonald at the bride's family residence, 7th line, Gordon Township.

      The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, April 8, 1915
      At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Campbell of the Seventh Line, Gordon, Miss Katie Campbell their eldest daughter was united in marriage to Mr. James Harrold Bailey of Evansville, on Wednesday afternoon March 31st by the Rev. J. A. McDonald B. A. There were a large number of guests present. The bride looked charming dressed in white. Presents were numerous and costly. A very happy time was spent both afternoon and evening.
      All joined in wishing the young couple a very happy married life.

      Anniversary, uncited, Red Scrapbook by Mrs. Nelson Rowe, transcribed by Marilyn Irish
      Wedding Anniversary
      Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bailey of Gore Bay are presented with a plaque from William Davis, Premier of Ontario, by Algoma-Manitoulin M.P.P. John Lane, on March 31 at their home in Gore Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Bailey have been married for 60 years. As well as congratulations from Mr. Lane, the couple also received congratulations from the Queen.
    • Change Date: 12 Feb 2012
    1. Has Children Lenna Evelyn BAILEY b: 18 Sep 1915 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    2. Has No Children Elva Mae BAILEY b: 1 Feb 1918 in Gordon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has No Children Winnifred Merle BAILEY b: Feb 1920
    4. Has No Children Ernest Roy BAILEY b: 1923 in Robinson Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    5. Has Children Living BAILEY
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