In 1998, I got a email:
Hi Sylvia, I’m doing gen research on my grandmother Edith Bailey/Riggle. She past away in 1976 and left behind a friendship quilt that is around 70 years old or more. She was from Butler and I’m assuming that the ladies who put it together were too. Several names on the quilt have the last name of Caldwell. I was wondering if you know any of these ladies and if by chance they were still living they would remember any of the Bailey’s of Custer County. The names are Audrey, Ermina, Evelyn and Ethel. I know it’s a long shot, if the quilt does have any relation to you I can send you a picture.
Leslie Smith email@example.com
I responded asking her for the names on the quilt, and this is what she sent:
Thanks for the information. It is looking like finding the Bailey line might be possible after all. As I told you I have almost nothing in this family line. Here are the names on the quilt:
L. E. Pearce
Ethel Caldwell … Ethel Irene Wood married to Frank Caldwell.
Mrs. Troy Sturgeon
Mrs. Bob Stults
Mrs. H. W. Laws
Mrs. J. W. Laws
E. I. Bailey
One we can’t read we think it’s Aaron