D. H. BAILEY, M. D., successfully engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Denison, was born in West Virginia in 1851, a son of Silas P. and Lydia (Housted) Bailey, who were likewise natives of West Virginia. The father followed farming there throughout his entire life and died in the year 1889 at the age of seventy-three years, while his wife passed away in 1861 when about thirty-eight years of age. In their family were seven children, of whom four are living: Elizabeth; James E., a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. D. H., of this review; and Thomas M., who followed the occupation of farming in West Virginia.
Dr. Bailey acquired his more advanced literary education in the state university of Michigan at Ann Arbor and afterward prepared for practice of medicine in the medical department of the University of Ohio at Cincinnati, from which he was graduated in the class of 1876. The day of graduation was the 3rd of March and on the 15th of that month he located for practice in Salem, West Virginia, where he remained for five years. He then came to Denison on the 7th of March, 1881, and has for almost a quarter of a century been engaged in the practice of his profession in this city. For some years he also conducted a drug store and he has been identified with the National Bank of Denison as a director for a number of years. In his profession he is well versed, keeping abreast with the best thinking men that represent the medical fraternity. He is familiar with the progress that has been made during the years have passed since his graduation and he is quick to adopt new methods that promise to be of practical value in the healing art. Yet he is not hasty in discarding old and time tried practices whose worth have been proven. He is very careful in the diagnosis of a case and is seldom at error in matters of judgment concerning anything that bears upon his professional duties.Politically Dr. Bailey is independent, while fraternally he is connected with the Masonic order, in which he has attained the Knight Templar degree. He is held in high esteem both professionally and socially and is today one of the valued and representative men of Denison.
Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. I, p. 618.