Mrs. Mar Alice Bailey Saltzman, a member
of one of Posey county's oldest families and whose remarkable life span of
almost a century was spent in her native county, died at 7 a.m. today at the
home of her son, Loren C. Saltzman, on State Highway
69 a mile north of Mt. Vernon.
She was the widow of George W. Saltzman,
a successful farmer who died on Labor Day, 1943 and observed her 91st birthday
last August 2.
She was born north of old BeechPrimitiveBaptistChurch in East Lynntownship, a
daughter of James J. Bailey, an early Posey county commissioner, and Sarah Jane
DeFur Bailey, both representatives of pioneer local
For the last 50 years she had resided in the Mt.Vernon vicinity. Her strong physique and
alert mind which she combined with industry and sound business judgment to
acquire and operate with her husband, extensive agricultural interests
continued into her advanced years. Since the Christmas holidays, however,
her health had failed but she continued to spend the days at her home a quarter
mile north of Mt. Vernon on Road 69 and the nights with her son and daugher-in law.
The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain there through funeral services on Friday. Friends
are invited to call at the Short-Niehaus chapel,
beginning Thursday morning. Elder Leo Dodd, Eldorado, Ill., of the PrimitiveBaptistChurch, will conduct the funeral service in the
Short-Niehaus chapel at Friday. Burial will follow in Old
Beech cemetery alongside the grave of her deceased husband.
addition to the son, are two grandsons and four grandchildren, and three
bothers, John A. Bailey, Mt. Vernon, Thomas Bailey, Riverside, Calif and Lawrence Bailey, who resides in the Masonic Home
at Franklin, Ind.