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Name Date Of Death Other Infoformation
Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles April 1, 1918
Jacob Bayless Unknown Son of James and Rachel Bayless
John Albert BaylessFebruary 1, 1945 Son of William D Bayless
James Bayless December 20, 1898
Lucinda Palmer Pearce Bayless October 1911
Martha "Mattie" Thompson Bayless 1941
Mary J. Dennis Bayless 1941 Wife of Jacob Bayless
William  Davis Bayless January 1928
Margaret A. Bayless Miller November 17, 1917
 
Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles

Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles
[Source: Wheeling Register, April 2, 1918]

Mrs. Eliza Jane Bayles

Mrs. Eliza Jane Huggins Bayles, one of the oldest residents of this community and widow of the late Thomas Bayles, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nettie Bissett, 15 Twentieth street, in the 95th year of her age.  Mrs Bayles was born in Marshall County, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Huggins.  For many years she lived in Marshall County and was widley known throughout this section and Ohio, having moved here about ten years ago.  She was the mother of nine children, two of whom are living.  Mrs. Bissett of this city, and J. D. Bayles of Ballplaine, Kan  Her husband preceded her in death seven years.  She was a memeber of the Methodist Church and of the Women's Relief Corps.  Funeral Services will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at the Schroeder

TAKEN FROM THE KNOXVILLE, IOWA LOCAL PAPER - DECEMBER 20, 1898
OBIT OF JAMES BAYLESS

DURHAM, Dec 20 - Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James F. Adams, near this place, Thursday, December 15, James Bayless was 83 years. Deceased was well known in Marion County, having resided for many years at Knoxville. He resided in Des Moines for some time, coming to Durham just after the death of Mrs. Bayless, which occured last spring. He was an honest man, a loving father and a good citizen, and the sorrow occasioned by his death is genuine and heartfelt. He leaves five children to mourn their loss - Jacob, of Knoxville; William D. of Memphis, MO; Andrew of Des Moines; and Mrs Adams and Mrs. Harmon Wheeler, of Durham. The funeral was held on Friday at 1pm and the remains were interred in Eureka Cemetery.

TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA (IL) STAR HERALD - OCTOBER 1911
OBIT OF LUCINDA PALMER PEARCE BAYLESS

CALLED HOME After an illness dating back since last July, Mrs. W.D. Bayless passed peacefully away to the great beyond last Sunday at 4 pm. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Moore, pastor of the Christian church, on Tuesday at 2 pm, interment being in the Ball (Antioch Christian) Cemetery. Lucinda E. Palmer was born June 11, 1844, being 67 years, 4 months, and 17 days old. On November 3, 1865, in Marion County Iowa, she was united in marriage to W.D. Bayless. Eleven children were born to this union, nine of whom along with her husband are left to mourn her departure. Deceased has been a resident of Toluca for the past eight years with the exception of about six months residence in Iowa a year ago. She was a good, kind hearted, christian woman, who was beloved and respected by a large circle of freinds. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the husband and children in this, their hour of sorrow.

TAKEN FROM THE KNOXVILLE, IOWA LIBRARY - NOVEMBER 17, 1911 OBIT OF MARGARET A. BAYLESS MILLER

Margaret A. Bayless, daughter of James and Rachel Bayless, was born March 16th, 1856 in Marion County Iowa, and died in Des Moines, Iowa at her brother Andrew Bayless home, November 11, 1911, age 55 years, 7 months, and 25 days. She grew to young womanhood in the county in which she was born. On September 14th, 1880, she was united in marriage to Mr. James
F. Adams near Pella, Iowa, at the home of her sister Mrs. Wheeler. Mrs. Adams with her husband and his son united with the M.E. Church Nov. 27th 1884 with the Salem class near Durham and lived a consistent Christian life, dying in the triumphs of a living faith. A few years after Mr. Adams' death, on May 11th, 1902, she was united in marriage with James H. Miller. He preceded her to the world beyond Nov. 3rd, 1910. Mrs. Miller has been in declining health for the past two years. She has been an invalid for the past year constantly under the Dr's care. She has lived with her brother, Andrew in Des Moines since last June and remained there with the exception of about one month. She leaves one sister and three brothers and a host of friends to mourn her death. The funeral occured November 13th at 11 o'clock at Durham. In charge of Rev. E.O. Rankin, after which she was laid to rest in Eureka Cemetery, by the side of her husband.

TAKEN FROM KNOXVILLE, IA LIBRARY - NOT SURE OF DATE
OBIT OF JACOB BAYLESS (son of James and Rachel Bayless)

JACOB BAYLESS SUCCUMBS

Former Well Known Knoxville Man Passed Away Tuesday Night After an illness of more than eighteen months, Jacob Bayless passed away at his home in Harvey Tuesday evening, the victim of cancer of the liver. Mr. Bayless formerly operated a grocery store where Bishop's Cafe is now located on Main Street. He was in business here for many years and had many strong friends. About eight yeas ago he left here, locating in Harvey and since that time he has been a resident of that town. He was taken ill about a year and half ago, his health steadily declining under the ravages of the dread cancer. He took no nourishment of any kind for four weeks and five days previous to his death. According to word receive here yesterday, the funeral services will be held at Harvey this afternoon. Other details regarding the funeral were not available yesterday. It was thought, however, that Masons will have charge of the burial service.

TAKEN FROM THE KNOXVILLE IOWA LIBRARY - 1941
OBIT OF MARY J. DENNIS BAYLESS (wife of Jacob)

Mrs. Mary Josephine Bayless, widow of the late Jacob Bayless died at her in Harvey, Monday, July 21 at the age of 67 years. Mrs. Bayless had been in her usual good health and many of her friends had called to see her on Sunday. Late Sunday evening she was taken ill and her neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. White came to answer her call for help. They in turned called Dr. Ralston and other friends and neighbors who came immediately, but she died in a few minutes at an early hour Monday morning. Mary Josephine Dennis daughter of George and Elizabeth Dennis was born in Marion County March 5, 1874. She was united in marriage to Jacob Bayless, March 7, 1894 and to this union was born one daughter. leila Irene Thorp who nows lives in Berkley, California. Mr. Bayless died June 29, 1926. Surviving Mrs. Bayless are the daughter, three sisters and a brother. Mrs. Laura Thompson, Oskaloosa; Mrs Elizabeth van der Werff, Pella; Mrs. Loved Mullane, Long Beach, CA; George A. Dennis, Los Angeles, CA. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Martin, in the Harvey Methodist church Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m. and burial was made in the Eureka cemetery, near Harvey.

TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR HERALD
OBIT OF WILLIAM DAVIS BAYLESS - JANUARY 1928

THE FINAL SUMMONS OF WILLIAM DAVIS BAYLESS

At about five-thirty last Sunday evening, the venerable William D. Bayless, one of the oldest residents of Toluca, passed peacefully away at the home of his son, John A. Bayless on Santa Fe Avenue, after a two weeks illness with dropsy and heart
trouble. The end came peacefully and without struggle. Mr. Bayless has been in poor health for about a year, but had always been able to be up and around until about a week ago, when he took to his bed from which he never got up again. Despite his advanced age of 85 years, 4 months and 8 days, he has always been hail and hearty, a good thrifty worker, and always greeted his friends with a cheery salute when he met them. William Davis Bayless was born in Chillicothe, Ohio, September 14, 1842. When a young man, he came with his parents to Iowa and was united in marriage to Lucinda Palmer on November 3, 1865. To this union was born twelve children, eight of whom are living. They are John Bayless, of Toluca; Loren of Tulsa; Phillip, Mrs. H.O. Clark and Mrs. Della Schneckenberger of Omaha; Sam of Texas, and Mrs Bertha Mehl of Valley, Nebraska. He is also
survived by nine gradchildren and six great grandchildren. All his children were at his bedside when he passed away. Mr. Bayless has been a resident of Toluca for the past 28 years. he was the only living G.A.R. veteran in Toluca, and was made an honorary member of th John Rolinski Post 440 American Legion, being always termed " The Grand Old Man". Funeral services were conducted at 2p.m. Tuesday, February 24th at his late home on Linden Street by Rev. Renzer, pastor of M.E. Church of Wenona, his remains were interred in the Antioch Cemetery beside his wife who had proceeded him in death anumber of years ago. Business houses closed during the funeral services and the funeral was largely attended. John Rolinski Post #440 attended the funeral in a body.

TAKEN FROM THE TOLUCA STAR HERALD
OBIT OF MARTHA "MATTIE" THOMPSON BAYLESS - 1941

MRS. J. BAYLESS DIES IN TOLUCA

Funeral Services for Well Known Resident to be Held Saturday Mrs. John Bayless, 73, daughter of the late Gilbert and Mary Jane Thompson, died in her home at Toluca at 11 o'clock last evening, following a seven month illiness. Funeral services will be held in the home at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with burial following in the Antioch Cemetery. The marriage of "Mattie" Thompson and John Bayless occurred in Memphis, MO , March 25, 1890. It was there that Mrs. Bayless was born, September 15, 1868. The husband and one son, Roy Bayless of Toluca, are left together with a sister Mrs. Addie Maier, also of Toluca. Mrs. Bayless was a resident of Toluca for 42 years.

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY NEWSPAPER - FEB. 1, 1945
OBIT OF JOHN ALBERT BAYLESS (son of William D.)

 John A. Bayless, 78, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Toluca. he suffered from a stroke of paralysis about eight months ago. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of his son, Roy, in Toluca, with the Rev. Burl Candler, officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery. He was the son of William D. and Lucinda Bayless, born October 27, 1866 in Pella, Iowa. He had lived in Toluca for 45 years working as a carpenter. He is survived by one son, Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Bayless celebrated their 50th wedding aniversary on March 25, 1940. Mrs. Bayless died 3 years ago.


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