Dr. CLARK BAILEY

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 05: Administration – Board of Trustees
Series 22: Community, Guests and Visitors

Dr. CLARK BAILEY, Medical Doctor, 1930s – 1957, and PMSS Board Member, 1943 – 1955(?)


TAGS: Dr. Clark Bailey ; Harlan, KY ; medical examinations ; medical care ; PMSS Board of Trustees ; community advocacy ; Hayes Family ;


Dr. Clark Bailey. Excerpt from 1943 Pine Mountain Family Album. [pmss_archives_family_album_1943.jpg]

Almost anyone who came to work at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1930s through the 1950s would have encountered Dr. Clark Bailey during their first days at the School. New hires were sent to Dr. Bailey’s private office in Harlan, Kentucky, for a medical exam. If all was well, the worker received written certification, signed by Dr. Bailey, of their good physical condition. This document was then entered in the worker’s personnel file in the PMSS Office.

Medical examinations weren’t the only service Dr. Bailey provided the School. According to the 1943 Pine Mountain Family Album:

In Harlan Dr. [Clark] Bailey is known as “the beloved physician,” a title which one visit to his crowded office would well verify. We have long claimed him as a special friend of Pine Mountain. In times when [we] have been without a doctor he has traveled the mountain over and over again, day and night, in all kinds of weather to answer our needs. He has been Chairman of the Harlan County Planning Council for two years and is a member of our Pine Mountain Advisory Board.

Annie Lee Goins Correspondence. Certification of good health by Dr. Bailey. [goins_a_015.jpg]

Dr. Bailey was also a longtime member of the PMSS Board of Trustees, possibly from 1943 and to 1955. However, his interest in Pine Mountain Settlement School extended beyond his service as a board member. While attending to the medical needs of the community, he often saw to it that the children received the good education that PMSS offered.

In the case of the Hayes Family, for example, he not only facilitated the hospitalization of the mother, Daisy Hayes, when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. As described in the biography of William Hayes, he also became…

…the coordinator of many of the associated medical and social needs of the family, including the promotion of acceptance of Silven Hayes and John Hayes, his younger brother at Pine Mountain. He remained an advocate not only for the Hayes children but for many children in the coal camps and through his efforts many of those children came to Pine Mountain.

The October 1943 issue of Notes from Pine Mountain Settlement School paid tribute to Dr. Bailey, describing him as “a long time friend, staunch and expert in the time of need” in the unsettling times the School was experiencing during World War II.

Dr. Clark Bailey was born c. 1900 to Margaret E. Ball and Dr. G. Pearl Bailey. He had one sister, Sallie Bailey, born c. 1897. By the time of the 1930 U.S. Census, he had been married to Agnes Asher Bailey (b. 1904) for four years and had a two-year-old son, William Clark, Jr.

Dr. Bailey died on November 20, 1957, in Harlan, Kentucky, at the age of 57 and was buried in Keith, Kentucky.

Senior Class of 1946. Front row: Millard Selvey, David Martin, Lester Centers, Frank Richards, Jerry LaRue. Second row: Nelle Jones, Genella Boggs, Hazel Kilgore, Bill Tye, Shirley Holbrook, Dr. Clark Bailey, Evelyn Ayers, Maxine Moses, Coleen Day, Glen Brown, Jeanette Lucus, Faye Trail. [nace_1_042b.jpg]


Title

Dr. Clark Bailey

Alt. Title

Clark Bailey, MD ; William Clark Bailey; W. Clark Bailey ;

Identifier

https://pinemountainsettlement.net/?page_id=41287

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Dr. Clark Bailey ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Dr. Clark Bailey ; Harlan, KY ; medical examinations ; medical care ; PMSS Board of Trustees ; community ; Hayes Family ; Margaret E. Ball ; Dr. G. Pearl Bailey ; Sallie Bailey ; Agnes Asher Bailey ; William Clark, Jr. ;

Subject LCSH

Bailey, Clark, — 1900 – 20 November 1957.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Medical care — Appalachian Mountains.

Date

2017-04-04

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 05: Administration – Board of Trustees ; Series 22: Community, Guests and Visitors.

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 05: Administration – Board of Trustees ; Series 22: Community, Guests and Visitors.

Coverage Temporal

1895-1957

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Harlan, KY ; Keith, KY

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Dr, Clark Bailey ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Dr, Clark Bailey ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2017-04-04 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

“Dr. Clark Bailey.” 1943 Pine Mountain Family Album ;
William Hayes, part I ; October 1943 issue of Notes from Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Maude Holbrook Correspondence. Series 05: Administration – Board of Trustees and Series 22: Community, Guests and Visitors. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

“Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1962,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ5-KRXD : 20 October 2016), Clark Bailey, 20 Nov 1957; citing Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States, Office of Vital Statistics, Frankfort; FHL microfilm 1,709,311.

Miller, Iva M. M.D. 1932 HEALTH SURVEY OF HARLAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY. Forward by Clark Bailey, Secretary, Harlan County Medical Society, July 5, 1932, and member of the Pine Mountain Settlement School Board of Trustees. Internet resource.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2DW-SSV : accessed 4 April 2017), Clark Bailey in household of Dr. G Pearl Bailey, Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 79, sheet 3A, family 49, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 477; FHL microfilm 1,374,490.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XM6R-9WZ : accessed 5 April 2017), Clark Bailey, Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 11B, line 72, family 246, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 748; FHL microfilm 2,340,483.


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