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 Jesse S. Baily and Pauline J. Osborn
(paternal grandparents)

 
Jesse Sydenham Baily, D.D.S.
1872-1914

 
Pauline Jane Osborn
1870-1965

My grandfather Baily was born in Freeport, OH, and graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery at the University of Cincinnati in 1893.

 

Ohio College of Dentistry Class of 1893

First Building of the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, University of Cincinnati
and
Graduating Class of 1893

The Ohio College of Dental Surgery was founded by the Ohio Legislature in 1845, the second dental school in the U.S. (the first was in Baltimore).  It was founded as a private institution, but could not compete with the state-supported insitutions of the time so affiliated with the University of Cincinnati in 1888. Unfortunately,  their sponsorship ceased in the early 20th century and in June of 1926 after 81 years the college closed, graduating its last class. "The Genesis of Dental Education in the United States"  by Van Broadus Dalton, published in Cincinnati, Ohio 1946.


My grandparents were married Oct. 27, 1897 in Indianapolis and within two years had headed west to the booming mining town of Silverton, Colorado. They had a pre-fabricated house built in Silverton that had been sent out from Indianapolis by rail. The distinctive Baily House still stands on historic Reese St. in Silverton. There are several images of the house among Dr. Baily's Photographs from Silverton.

Dr. Baily had suffered from typhoid fever about 1895, and it apparently caught up with him again in Silverton. He died when my father was eleven years old, in 1914. Grandmother Baily returned to Indianapolis with my father and Dr. Baily's body which was buried at Circle Grove Cemetery in Spiceland, IN. Read his obit. Here is the official State of Colorado Certificate of Death.

Dr. Baily was an avid photographer with his Kodak "pocket" camera. His photographs of Silverton and the mines reside in the archives of the San Juan Historical Society, and a few of them can be found here.

Pauline Jane Osborn was third of the fifteen children born to Charles and Mary Osborn of Clinton County, Ohio. She had been a student at Westown School, and after Jesse's death returned there to work as a dorm mother. She returned to Colorado, to Denver, in 1945 to help raise her grandson, Nathan, and stayed with us until I went to high school. In 1960, she returned to Wilmington, Ohio, to live out her years with her remaining siblings and died there in 1965. She is buried at Sugar Grove Cemetery in Wilmington.

 
Grandmother Pauline Osborn at 7 years
 

 
Grandfather Jesse S. Baily at 2 years


 
Jesse S. Baily about 1890
 

 
Dr. Baily about 1895 after first bout with typhoid. He died at 42 years of age of typhoid in Silverton in 1914.

Pauline was a dorm mother at Westtown school in Philadelphia during the 1920's and 1930's


Pauline about 1940


My grandmother, Pauline O. Baily in Denver at Christmas, 1957


Grave marker from Sugar Grove Cemetery, Wilmington, Ohio

GRANDFATHER BAILY'S PHOTOGRAPHS OF SILVERTON, COLORADO

BAILY NAME AND COAT OF ARMS

UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS PAGES

MOTHER'S MAXWELL LINE

FATHER'S BAILY LINE

GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER JESSE S. BAILY, M.D.

GREAT-GRANDFATHER JOSEPH S. BAILY, M.D.

FATHER JESSE S. BAILY

BAILYS' ROOTS INTRODUCTION


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