BAILEY Family

First Generation

1. James Cunningham1 Bailey was born in New Jersey 1882.

He married Anna Johanna Pedersen about 1901. Anna was born in New Jersey 1883. In the 1920 census Clifton Twp, Passaic Co, New Jersey, James (age 38), is living with his wife Anna (age 37), Florence (age 16), Milton (age 15), Lilian (age 12), James (age 8), Raymond (age 6), and Marion (age 5), James has an occupation of a Bank Teller.

James Cunningham Bailey and Anna Johanna Pedersen had the following children:

child 2 i. James2 Bailey (still alive).

child 3 ii. Florence Bailey (still alive).

child 4 iii. Milton Bailey (still alive).

child 5 iv. Lilian Bailey was born in New Jersey 1908. Lilian died June 1976 at 67 years of age.

child 6 v. Raymond Bailey (still alive).

child 7 vi. Marian Charlotte Bailey was born Paterson, Passaic Co, NJ August 9, 1915. Marian died January 1, 2003 in Tallahassee, Leon Co, Florida, at 87 years of age. She married Albert Wallingford Godown Frederick Co, MD, May 10, 1947. Albert was born Linvale, Hunterdon Co, NJ June 2, 1903. Albert was the son of Harrison Rounsaville Godown and Lena May Wyckoff. Albert died April 30, 1976 Fort Myers, Lee Co, FL, at 72 years of age. Burial at Fort Myers Cemetery, Fort Myers, Lee Co, Florida (See Albert Wallingford Godown for the continuation of this line.) Marian Has published the following books dealing with Fort Myers, Fl. "Fort Myers yesterday and today" co-authored by Prudy Board, Anna Pack and Marion. "Yesterday's Fort Myers" co-authored by Alberta Rawchuck and Marian.

Marian Bailey Godown Marian Bailey Godown, 87, a retired journalist and author, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2003. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST Monday at United Church of Christ, 1834 Mahan Dr. To assist Mrs. Godown's disabled daughter, Joanna, memorial contributions may be made to the Marian Bailey Godown Family Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 14143, Tallahassee, FL 32317. Abbey Funeral Home (562-1518) is handling arrangements. Born to Anna Johanna Pedersen and James Cunningham Bailey on Aug. 9, 1915, in Paterson, N.J., she was the last born of six siblings. Her maternal aunt, Lily Pedersen, was a pioneering model for the artist Harrison Fisher and also worked as a silent-screen actress. Mrs. Godown's paternal aunt, Annie Jane Bailey, was a pioneering newspaper columnist for the Passaic Herald News in the late 1890s. Marian Bailey worked in business offices at Rockfeller Center in New York City and also in Albany, N.Y. She was also a columnist for the weekly Clifton Leader in Clifton, N.J., before she answered a call to help on the homefront in the newsroom of the Paterson Evening News during World War II. During the war, she wrote about the overseas exploits of hometown heroes, profiled the homefront efforts of those assisting the war effort and wrote eloquent obituaries of the area men and women who died in the cause of freedom during the war. She was also named the newspaper's Victory Garden editor, which resulted in her work being recognized as superior by the New Jersey governor. Her memoir of the experience, which she wrote at age 86, is archived with the Florida State University Institute on World War II and The Human Experience. In the 1940s, she joined her brother Raymond Bailey, who was editor of the Hunterdon Republican, a weekly in Flemington, N.J., as his chief reporter. She took on the task of editor when he joined the J. Walter Thompson agency in New York and handled the Kodak account, among other clients. She married Albert Wallingford Godown, director of the regional vehicle-inspection program for the state of New Jersey, who later retired as its consumer ombudsman. Mrs. Godown also corresponded for the Hunterdon County Democrat in Flemington and freelanced articles for The New York Daily News, The Star Ledger and Newark Evening News and The Philadelphia Bulletin. She was an active volunteer with the Hunterdon County Association for Retarded Children, the American Red Cross and the Hunterdon County Historical Society. She researched the Godown family history to the 15th century, including ancestors' American Revolutionary War contributions and the achievements of Lt. John Godown--who survived numerous battles while leading Union troops in the Civil War in Maryland and later at the siege of Vicksburg before being captured in the Battle of Atlanta in July 1864. In 1966 the couple and their two daughters moved to Sarasota, where Mrs. Godown continued writing and was active in the National League of American Pen Women and the Sarasota County Historical Society. They later moved to Fort Myers, where she was a columnist for the Fort Myers News-Press for 11 years. She co-wrote a photographic history, "Yesterday's Fort Myers." Mrs. Godown was a longtime member and former director of the Florida Historical Society and former adviser and contributor to Tampa Bay History. She is survived by two daughters, Joanna Charlotte Godown of Lakeland and Jan Bailey Annino Godown of Tallahassee; a son-in-law, Paolo Annino of Tallahassee; a granddaughter, Anna Annino of Tallahassee; beloved nieces and nephews including Karen Haithcock of Fleetwood, Pa., Paula Kobernick of Vancouver, Wash., Cindy Lord of Tampa, Laurie Bailey of Germany, John Cleminshaw of Aurora, Ohio, Beau Bailey of Sacramento, Calif., and Guy Bailey of Sandpoint, Idaho; 17 grandnieces and -nephews; and great-grandnieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings, Florence, Milton, Lillian, James Jr. and Raymond. . Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 3, 2003

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