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Albert Bayles for the years 1914-1949

Albert Bayles Diaries
edited by
Mr. Donald Bayles


Several years ago I prepared a biographical sketch of my grandfather based on diaries that he kept nearly all his life. I also wrote my memories of the war years before they began to fade. So why not fill in the intervening years ? Albert kept a diary every year from about the age of 15 (1914) whereas my father never did. However since we all lived next to each other on the same piece of property Albert was able to keep a pretty good account of every thing that went on. As he sat at his office desk he could see everyone coming and going. I don't know what my parents would have done if he wasn't always close by. He was a mechanic that could fix just about anything so my father never tried, he just called Albert. I guess my father took after his father whereas I don't know who Albert took after.

This story begins after the death of my grandfather Richard M. Bayles in November 1930. Albert took over my grandfather's insurance business and continued to work the printing press. He did this when he wasn't busy fixing something for someone. My father worked in the Patchogue railroad station from 1 PM to 9 PM so he had the mornings free to engage in other activities. The were several chicken houses on the property and it seemed as though we always had chickens.

The Years

1914-1919

1920-1929

1930-1939

1940-1949

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