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Hallie Elizabeth Bailey

Female 1900 - 1995  (94 years)


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  • Name Hallie Elizabeth Bailey  [1
    Born 15 Dec 1900  Beardstown, Morgan, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 17 Jun 1995  Warren, Macomb, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 22 Jun 1995  White Chapel Memorial Park, Troy, Oakland, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Hallie Elizabeth Bailey was born in Illinois, near Beardstown, as were her brothers and sisters. In January 1913, Otis Bailey moved his family to Texas. They moved to Guymon, Oklahoma in December 1916. During that time, the children grew to adulthood. Hallie's brothers worked on farms for other people when they lived in Oklahoma. They just came home on Sundays and Hallie, Lola, and their mother would wash their clothes. Later Wrolen, Harvey, and Obie followed the harvests through Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Dakotas and only came home about once each year. Lola did housework for people until she got married. Hallie didn't work away from home until just before she got married when she taught school for awhile. She completed the eighth grade; that was enough education to be able to teach school in those days. Her parents were upset when she lived in town and taught school because they had to pay her room and board in town. They wanted her to stay home and work on the farm. When she was at home, she took care of feeding the chickens, slopping the hogs, washing, ironing, and cleaning. Her mother did most of the cooking, and she was a very good cook. Hallie was never allowed to wear a red dress because it was considered to be very improper. According to Keith Beer, Hallie told him that her parents expected her to stay at home and take care of them in their old age. They said that's why they had her. They were not happy when she left home, first to teach, then to marry Warren Beer in 1920. She said that their first home in Oklahoma had walls and a ceiling of wood boards and the dust would come in between the cracks. They would have to shovel the dirt out. Warren and Hallie papered the walls with newspapers to keep out the dust. In 1924 they moved to Michigan and Hallie bought a red dress. Her brothers and sister scattered during the years of the Dust Bowl. Harvey stayed in Oklahoma for awhile, then moved to Kansas. Her parents moved to Craig, Colorado in 1928. After Julia Bailey, her mother, died in 1930, her father Otis went to stay with Harvey in Kansas, then Lola in Colorado until he died in 1945. Grandma Hallie Beer was not able to attend her mother's funeral in 1930 because she was pregnant with Keith. However, she made occasional trips on the train to Colorado to visit her sister, and Lola made several trips to Detroit. I remember meeting her. Because Grandpa Warren Beer was a train engineer, they had special passes to travel by train. When her father died, they took him to Craig, Colorado. Julia and Otis Bailey are buried in the Craig Cemetery. Hallie lived the rest of her life in Michigan, first in Detroit; then moved to Berkley in the 1970's. She suffered a stroke in 1987, and her health declined until her death in 1995.
    Person ID I000317  CharleboisTree
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2009 

    Family Warren Joseph Beer,   b. 10 Feb 1896, Shawnee, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1952, Burton, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1920  Guymon, Texas, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Wanda Joyce Beer,   b. 6 Sep 1921, Guymon, Texas, OK, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1977, Royal Oak, Oakland, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. W.K. Beer
    Family ID F13434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S0051167] Email from Barbara Dean.

    2. Oral history--Hallie Bailey Beer Massey Family Bible in possession of Hallie Bailey Beer.

    3. [S0051168] Early Marriage License Application Book 2, Texas County, Oklahoma, Texas County, Oklahoma.



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