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Bailey, Gardia Reta Peaker


Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey was born in Minden, Nebraska in 1906. She was married to Charles Nathan Bailey and they had three children: Charles, Jr., Bob, and Veona. The family moved to the western U.S. prior to 1936.

Biography based on information provided by the seller.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets,...