BAILEY, Hamilton, patentee of the celebrated Eureka coal wagon, was born in Scotland, June 8, 1833, and is a son of James and Mary (Hamilton) Bailey, who were also natives of Scotland. He received his education in the public schools of Schuylkill county, Pa., having been brought to America in early boyhood. At Tremont, Schuylkill county, Pa., he learned the trade of wheelwright and blacksmith with Silas Ball of that place. In 1858 he began business for himself in the county where he learned his trade, and his business career, extending over a period of nearly forty years, has been of satisfactory results. He patented the Eureka coal wagon, and is now devoting his time to its sale together with that of wood and coal in Harrisburg, where he has been living for a number of years. Mr. Bailey is a Republican in politics and takes a deep interest in public affairs, although not an office seeker. He is a member of the Knights Templar. He was married to Catharine, daughter of George and Margaret (Wright) Pinkerton, by whom he has three children: Dr. Milton R., Authur Hamilton, and Minnie Elizabeth. Mr. Bailey and family adhere to the Methodist Episcopal church.
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Date of Transcription: 25 Nov. 2000
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