1827 Benjamin Bailey born June 5, 1827 Boston, MA
supporting documents - Western Canadians 1600-1900 - BC81-FN269
- BC Death Registration - d age 70 y 9 mos (March 23, 1898)
- Obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist (Thurs March 24, 1898 pg 3)
- Scholefields "Sixty Years of Progress"
- Canadian Census 1881, age 53
- Canadian Census 1891, age 64
disputing documents - State Census - 1852, California, pg 162 age 28
- "Sweden" Journal, March 1849, age 23
1849 March 1 to August 3 Benjamin Bailey travelled from Boston to San Francisco aboard the ship "Sweden" He kept a hand written log - original 64 pages held v by the Mystic Seaport Museum Inc, Mystic Seaport, Connecticut.
1852 California State Census, pg 162
Bailey, Benj, 28 Massachusetts, Residence: Boston
1855 June 26, Benjamin Bailey marries Sarah Margaret Patterson in San Francisco, CA, USA daughter of Captain (William) Peter Patterson & Margaret Skinner. Ceremony performed by Bishop Kipp, First Episcopalian bishop of California.
Boston Newspaper - marriage announcement
1856 California, USA, Still born twins born to Benjamin Bailey & Sarah Patterson.
1857 December 11, San Francisco, CA, USA a daughter born to Benjamin Bailey & Sarah Patterson, Susan Adelaide Steinberg Bailey.
1858 San Francisco Directory (From the Society of California Pioneers)
Bailey & Murphy Saloon, located at 110 Washington St
Boarding at SE corner of Kearny & Union Streets
Benjamin Bailey leaves (about July) headed for the goldfields of the Fraser Canyon. Shortly after opens a store on Front Street in Yale, BC in partnership with John Alway. Sarah is told Benjamin is killed in Indian uprising (mid August) but she receives word he is safe. Western Canadians 1600 - 1900; Benjamin Bailey living inn 1858 in Yale (BC3-1)
1859 February 14 - a son, William Benjamin Valentine Bailey, San Francisco, CA
(From the Society of California Pioneers) info collected in 1858,
Benjamin Bailey, miner, 5 Albion Place
1860 April 17, Victoria Daily Colonist, Per steamer Brother Jonathan, from San Francisco Mrs
Bailey and two children. Sarah stayed in Esquimalt for a few days at the Colonial Hotel then sailed to New Westminster where she boarded a steamer for Hope where she was met by
Benjamin and they travelled from there to Yale by Indian canoe.
1861 September 11, Yale, BC - a daughter born, Sarah Jane Yale Bailey
1864 June 4, Yale, BC - a daughter Margaret Elizabeth Bailey
1866 May 21, Benjamin tendering service as auctioneer.
December 5, Yale, BC - a daughter Helen Louise Bailey
1868 October 28, Benjamin Bailey & John Alway business dissolved.
1869 June 4, Yale, BC - a son George Nelson Bailey
1871 March 9, Yale, BC - a son Charles Edward Patterson Bailey
1873 October 13, Yale, BC - a son Alexander Hallett Bailey
1874 Benjamin co-owner of Bailey & Lawrence, Merchants & Forwarders
1875 August 4, Yale, BC - a daughter Amy Agnes Bailey
1877 August 1, Yale, BC - a son Marcus Bailey
October 4, Victoria Daily Colonist, Benjamin Bailey invention
1879 June 18, Yale, BC - a son Arthur Tennyson Bailey
June 18, Yale, BC - a son David Bertram Bailey
June 18, Yale, BC - all flags hoisted in Yale in honour of twins born
July 31, Yale, BC - a son David Bertram Bailey dies
1881 Canadian Census, Bailey, Benj. age 53, Yale District (& lists family)
1882 Baileys move to Victoria
Victoria Directory, Bailey Mrs B, widow, North Park between Quadra & Cook
(Sarah temporarily kicks Benjamin out due to drinking)
1886 December 29, Victoria, BC - Sarah Jane Yale marries John Pope Burgess
1887 Victoria City Directory, Bailey, Benjamin, CPR Contractor, residence Quadra St.
Yale Directory, son, W B V Bailey, trader, Spences Bridge
Liquor Traffic Petition, Victoria, BC - Bailey, Mrs (signs)
Victoria Directory, IOGT Perserverance Lodge No 1, Miss A S Bailey
1888 August 27, Helen Louise Bailey marries Joseph William Sinclair
1889 January 6, William Benjamin Valentine Bailey marries Marie Mathilde Hautier
May 9, Sarah Jane Yale Burgess dies two weeks after giving birth to her second child
1891 Canadian Census, Victoria, BC - Bailey, Benjamin Sanitary Officer, Residence: Pandora Hill
1896 May 26, Point Ellice Bridge Disaster, Benjamin Bailey survives and helps in rescue
1898 March 23, Benjamin Bailey dies
Supporting documents; Death Registration, Death Certificate, Victoria Daily Colonist Obituary, Ross Bay Cemetery