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DEATH OF MAJOR C. W. BAILEY

Head of Philadelphia Jewelry Concern Succumbs to Heart Disease in Atlantic City, N. J., Home

Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 10.—Major Charles W. Bailey, president of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., jewelers on Chestnut St., died in Atlantic City yesterday. Death was due to heart disease.

Major Bailey was 61 years old. He became ill last September, and was apparently regaining his health. He went to the shore about two weeks ago.

He was the third member of the Bailey family in direct descent to engage in the business of manufacturing jewelry and silver in this city. Major Bailey devoted a great deal of his time to the manufacturing end of his firm's business. No arrangements for the funeral have been made. Major Bailey's home in this city was at the southeast corner of 16th and Locust Sts.

He was born in this city on Oct. 20, 1861. In April, 1884, he married Miss Anne Sloan, daughter of Andrew J. Sloan, a member of the old carpet concern of McCallum, Crease & Sloan. They had two daughters, Mrs. Emile Bailey Knowles and the Baroness Beatrice von Wullerstorff. The baroness died in Sept., 1921.

Ever since he entered business Major Bailey devoted all his time to manufacturing jewelry. He learned his trade with Edward S. Lawyer. He later formed a partnership with Lawyer under the firm name of Bailey & Lawyer. After Lawyer's death he continued the business under the name of E. S. Lawyer Co. He later became a member of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., and when it was incorporated in 1894 he became vicepresident and treasurer. After the death of his father, Joseph T. Bailey, he succeeded to the presidency.

In 1917 President Wilson appointed Mr. Bailey a major in the ordnance department. He resigned shortly afterwards to become a director of ship equipment in Hog Island. He resigned from this position on Jan. 1, 1919. Major Bailey was noted for his creative and building abilities. The 12-story factory of the firm on Sansom St., above 12th St., is said to be one of the best of its kind in the country.

Major Bailey spent the Summer on his estate at Hyannis on Cape Cod. He became ill about the middle of September. He was the owner of a majority of the stock in the company which was founded by his grandfather. The present Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. is a descendant of the firm of Bailey & Kitchen, founded by Major Bailey's grandfather at 136 Chestnut St. in 1832. The firm remained under this name until 1846, when it became known as Bailey & Co. In 1859 its establishment was moved to 819 Chestnut St., remaining there until 1869, when it was removed to 12th and Chestnut Sts.

In 1878 the firm name was changed to Bailey, Banks & Biddle and in 1894 it became the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. In 1904 the store was moved to its present site at 1218-20-22 Chestnut St.

Major Bailey was very fond of boating, and was the owner of a houseboat, Peggy. He was frequently in southern waters, where he spent his Winters. He also had an estate of several hundred acres on the James river in Virginia which, during the war, was taken over by the government as an artillery proving ground and balloon school.

He was a member of the Art Club, Rittenhouse Club, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, Corinthian Yacht Club, Philadelphia Country Club, Merion Cricket Club, Union League, Sons of the Revolution and the Military Order of Foreign Wars, Hyannis Port Yacht and Country Club, Metabetchouan Club of Canada, Sea View Golf Club, Chevy Chase Club of Washington, Bachelor's Barge Club, Atlantic Country Club, New York Yacht Club, Automobile Club of America, Army Athletic Association, and the Halifax River Yacht Club of Florida.

Major Bailey is also survived by a brother and sister, Joseph Trowbridge Bailey, of New York, and Mrs. Emile Bailey Aymar.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 13th December 1922

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle - Philadelphia - 1893

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The "Philadelphia Cup," a beautiful trophy designed and made by Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. of this city for the Philadelphia Real Estate Board was on display in the windows of the manufacturers last week. The cup was presented by the Philadelphia Real Estate Board to the Pennsylvania Real Estate Association on Oct. 5. The cup is to be contested for annually at the convention of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Association and awarded for the best five-minute home city speech.


Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 11th October 1922

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. - Philadelphia - 1907

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George W. Banks, of Bailey, Banks & Biddle; and Thomas D. Pearce, jewelers of Philadelphia, were elected directors of the Dime Saving Fund, 1429 Chestnut street, last week.


Source: The Jewelers Review - 3rd May 1899

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An image of Wilson A. Streeter, vice-president of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co.:

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This image was published in 1918.

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Enlarge Stationery Department

The new fourteen-story factory of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., which is being built opposite the present factory and is to be used in conjunction with it, will soon be completed. They are now beginning to move into the lower floors. Seven floors of the new building are to be given over to stationery.


Source: Geyer's Stationer - 8th July 1920

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle - Philadelphia - 1880

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle - Philadelphia - 1887

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. - Philadelphia - 1906

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Samuel Jaquette, representing the silver department of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., returned from Europe on the Baltic Saturday.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 11th August 1909

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Postby dognose » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:01 am

The Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. is exhibtiting in its window the silver pitchers and cups for the Devon Polo Club, to be presented by C. C. Harrison.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 30th June 1909

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Postby dognose » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:55 am

The Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. has on display in its window more than 70 special silver cups in various sizes and designs, each bearing the seal of the Bryn Mawr Horse Show Association in enamel. In addition to these cups are the trophies for the Light House and Kensington Boys’ Club, to be presented at their annual track meet.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 22nd September 1909

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Postby dognose » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:00 am

Harry Loveland, formerly employed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle, was on Thursday held in $400 to keep the peace by Magistrate Clement. He was charged with annoying that firm. Loveland had been discharged and secured employment elsewhere. Since then he has been in the habit of visiting the store and upon being ordered out he would become abusive.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 18th October 1893

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. - Philadelphia - 1912

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. - Philadelphia - 1912

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Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. - Philadelphia - 1916

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Postby dognose » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 am

Nathan and Albert Victor Millichap have made settlement with Bailey, Banks & Biddie Co. for the three-story garage, 725-729 S. Broad St., recently purchased through Edgar C. Cross, representing the seller. The assessed valuation of the property is $55,000 and the lot is 56 x 130.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular - 17th May 1922

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Postby dognose » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:00 am

Showing the card of a prominent business man as her backer, a Mrs. Sullivan secured $200 worth of jewelry from Bailey, Banks & Biddle. Mrs. Sullivan also displayed forged orders. She has been committed for trial.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 30th November 1892

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Postby dognose » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:47 am

Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. made the handsome solid silver tea set last week presented to Sheriff Hartman by his old colleagues in Common Council. Other mementos presented by other city officials were made by the same firm.

Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 10th January 1900

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