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Biographical and Historical Record of Ringgold and Decatur Counties, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company, 1887.

SAMUEL BAILEY, M.D.

SAMUEL BAILEY, M.D., located in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, in March, 1879, and has built up a good practice, having gained the confidence and esteem of his patrons and brethren in the profession. He is a native of Rock Island County, Illinois, born September 1, 1851, a son of James and Anna (BLAKELY) BAILEY, natives of Ireland, who came to America in their youth, and were married in Rock Island. His father died when he was an infant three months old, and he was reared by his widowed mother, and was given the benefit of a good education. He began the study of medicine with Dr. J. H. SEYLER, of Preemption, Mercer County, Illinois, and subsequently entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, from which he graduated in February, 1879, and immediately after his graduation located in Mt. Ayr, where, for seven years, he has been identified with all that pertains to the social and material development of the place. In 1882 he was elected coroner of Ringgold County, and has held the office since by re-election. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, lodge and chapter, and also of the lodge and encampment of the Odd Fellow order. He is a member of the Epsicopal church, being confirmed by Bishop LEE, in 1866.

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