John Harold Bailey was born 29 October 1857 in Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia to John Bailey (1832-1877) and Ellen Preston (1838-1915) and died 3 July 1936 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Hannah Maria Sneesby (1865-1958) 26 December 1883 in Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of John Harold Bailey and Hannah Maria Sneesby (1865-1958)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Percy Bailey (1887-1950)
Clarence Gordon Bailey (1890-1975)
Linda Maud Bailey (1892-1919)
Mabel May Bailey (1894-1966)
Gladys Jean Bailey (1896-1961)
William Henry Bailey (1898-1965)
John Lyle Bailey (1903-1975)


Mr. John Bailey, 78, who died at Coff's at the week-end, was a Hawkesbury native who became noted on the Tableland and then at Ulmarra as one of the champion rough riders of his day. He could sit the wildest buckjumper ever saddled, and could also train racehorses. While a resident of Ulmarra he married Miss H. M. Sneesby, and later went on the land down the Bellinger way. For the past 20 years of his life he had been caretaker of Coff's reserve, a job which he had carried out with energy and efficiency. He came into contact with people from every State, and made a number of friendships. He died on Friday last as he was being placed in a car by relatives for removal to the hospital. He is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters.

The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser, 10 July 1936, page 8

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