Fred Charles Bailey gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. February 11, 1905 in Afton, Ottawa County, OK
M. Army Veteran, (February 20, 1942-March 19, 1943) Private First Class, Med. Sta. 1114th
D. March 4, 1961 in Cook County, IL
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Additional Information:

According to the U.S. World War II Draft Cards young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Fred Charles Bailey; Address: 4513 So. Lake Park Ave, Chicago, Ill. (also listed: 4165 Lake Park); Telephone Atlantic 0817; Age in Years: 35; Date of Birth: Feb. 11, 1905; Place of Birth: Afton, Okla; Country of Citizenship: U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will always Know Your Address: Mrs. Helen Bailey; Relationship of That Person: Wife; Address of That Person: 4513 So. Lake Park Ave., Chicago, Ill; Employer’s Name: Keeshin Truck Lines; Place of Employment: 500 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, Ill.; Race: White; Height: 5″ 11″; Weight: 200; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Blonde; Complexion: Light; Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: Scar across Chest; Signed: October 16th, 1940”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Sunday, March 5, 1961, page 36:

“BAILEY – Fred C. Bailey, dearly beloved husband of Helen, nee Ridnour; loving father of Shirley (Richard) Jones and Mary Jane (Eugene) Macey; grandfather of seven.  Service Tuesday, 1 p. m., at chapel, 2955 W. 25th st., corner of Sacramento.  Interment Fort Hill, Round Lake.  Members of Teamsters Local 705. BI 7-0100”

According to the U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970:

“Name of Deceased: Bailey Fred C.; Enlistment Date: 2-20- 1942; Discharge Date: 3-19-1943; Service No. 36320192; State: Ill; Grade: PFC; Branch of Service: Army Med Sta. 1114th SU (Det Med Dept); Date of Birth: 2-11-1905; Date of Death 3-4-1961; Ship To: Frank Moser, 892 Main St., Antioch, IL; Name and Location of Cemetery: Fort Hill, Round Lake, Ill; Name and Address of applicant: Mrs. Helen Bailey, 2719 S. Millard; Dated: 3/6/1961; Signature of Superintendent: Bernard Vogt; Date: March 7 1961 “