La Grande, Union County, Oregon

In this city Monday morning at 7 O’clock Feb. 22, 1904, Wm Bay after an extended illness, aged 74 years. The funeral will take place today from the family residence in the old town at 2 o’clock. The interment will take place in the Masonic cemetery.

Deceased leaves a wife and six children, David Bay, Mrs. Susan Robinson, Mrs. C. D. Goodnough, John Bay, and Mrs. Issie Winkler of this city and Mrs. Emma Grant who resides in Kansas. Mr. Bay was a respected pioneer.

In commenting on his life one who had been a neighbor of his for more than a quarter of a century, remarked “there was a man who did have an enemy.”

La Grande Evening Observer,
Tuesday, 23 February 1904, Page 1.