logo
Welcome, guest! ~ Login ~ Register 

Quick Search:

S9.com / Biographies /

Bailey, James Anthony (James McGinness)

Born: 1847 AD
Died: 1906 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Managers

Edit


James Anthony Bailey is a US circus showman and  circus manager.

 

1847 - Born on the 4th of July in Detroit, Michigan.

 

Worked as a bellhop in Pontiac, Michigan.

 

Discovered by Fred Harrison Bailey (a nephew of circus pioneer Hachaliah Bailey).

 

Married to Ruth McCaddon of Zanesville, Ohio.

 

1872 - Bailey became associated with James E. Cooper.

 

1881 - Met with P.T. Barnum and together they established Barnum and Bailey's Circus.

 

1906 - James Anthony Bailey died 11th of April in Mount Vernon, New York.

 

1919 - Barnum and Bailey's joined with the Ringling Brothers to form the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

 

 

 


Edit

Page last updated: 1:46pm, 23rd Dec '06