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James Anthony Bailey (aged 58)
American circus proprietor
James Anthony Bailey (July 4, 1847 – April 11, 1906), born James Anthony McGinnis, was an American circus ringmaster and impresario.
DEATH: Bailey died of erysipelas in 1906. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, in The Bronx, New York City.His widow subsequently sold the circus to the Ringling brothers in 1907, who eventually merged the rival operations in 1919.