Carolyn Minerva Bailey

Carolyn Minerva Bailey

Female 1867 - 1967

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  • Nickname  Carrie Minnie 
    Born  08 Nov 1867  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  07 Dec 1967  Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Name:
    • She was called Carrie or Carrie Minnie. One record has her name as Carrie Minerva, so Minnie was a shortened version of Minerva.
    Person ID  I3139  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  7 Aug 2011 

    Father  Milas McLelland Bailey,   b. 23 Jul 1841, Iredell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1925, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Laura Mariah Brown,   b. 1837,   d. 09 May 1938 
    Married  07 Feb 1867  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F1150  Group Sheet

    Family  William Arthur Fries,   b. 23 Feb 1868, Cabarrus County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1912, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Aug 1889  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Arthur Fries was the contractor chosen by Moses Cone to build his house near Blowing Rock, NC: "In October 1898, wagons laden with tons of nails, tools, and other materials lumbered out of Lenoir en route to Flat Top. Just three months later, the Watauga Democrat announced that 'Mr. Cone is now preparing to erect a magnificent residence on his estate at a a cost of $25,000. It will be on an elevated spot overlooking a lake that will cover 25 acres or more of land.' At that time, $100 to $200 would buy a habitable home outside Blowing Rock. Skeptics may have thought that the $25,000 estimate was an exaggeration, but if anything, the figure erred on the conservative side. The contractor who had calculated the costs had done a great deal of work for Moses Cone; in fact, W. A. Fries had already moved from Salisbury, North Carolina, to Greensboro, and then to the mill village at Proximity. If not actually in title, he was in fact the Cones' contractor-in-residence. According to published reports, Fries 'did all the building at Proximity,' presumably including the mill and the village. In any event, he had worked enough for the Cones that when he accompanied his client to Blowing Rock to 'figure on' a house, he surely wanted to give the best possible price."
      "A Mansion in the Mountains: The Story of Moses and Bertha Cone and Their Blowing Rock Manor," by Philip T. Noblitt; Parkway Publishers Inc., 1996, p. 41.
    Children 
     1. Verona Eulalia Fries,   b. 15 Oct 1891, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1981, Reidsville, Rockingham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mabel Leone Fries,   b. 15 Jun 1894, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1986, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Harold Frederick Fries,   b. 11 May 1899, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1974, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Richard Edison Fries,   b. 25 Jun 1901, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1960, Greenville, Pitt County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Katherine Bailey Fries,   b. 19 Feb 1905,   d. 11 Mar 1905
    Photos
    Fries home at 921 Cherry Street, Greensboro
    Fries home at 921 Cherry Street, Greensboro
    Built by William Arthur Fries for his wife and children, it's been torn down.
    Last Modified  8 May 2009 
    Family ID  F1119  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Carolyn Minerva Bailey
    Carolyn Minerva Bailey
    Carolyn Minerva Bailey, about age 60
    Carolyn Minerva Bailey, about age 60
    5 generations picture taken on 10 May 1937 (Mother's Day), the day after Sarah Rebecca Honeycutt died
    5 generations picture taken on 10 May 1937 (Mother's Day), the day after Sarah Rebecca Honeycutt died
    oldest to youngest:
    Laura Mariah Brown, Carolyn Minerva Bailey, Mabel Leona Fries, Margaret Vivian Dick, Katherine Marian Worley


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