Martin G. Bailey, 88, agricultural agentMartin G....


Martin G. Bailey, 88, agricultural agent

Martin G. Bailey, a retired agricultural agent in Southern Maryland, died Thursday at Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly of a heart ailment. He was 88 and lived in Seat Pleasant.

For 36 years, Mr. Bailey was agricultural agent and supervisor for Southern Maryland for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, helping to educate farmers about crops and livestock. He retired in 1975.

His daughter, Gwendolyn Bailey Jackson of Baltimore, is Baltimore City director of the Maryland Cooperative Extension. "He was a farmer at heart," she said. "He loved the earth and the land, so his big thing was gardening. He loved for things to grow, ornamentals and vegetables."

Mr. Bailey was born on a farm in Fort Scott, Kan., and grew up in New Jersey. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education at Hampton (Va.) Institute in 1937 and taught there before moving to Maryland in 1939. He received a master of science degree in education from Cornell University in 1955.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church, 716 59th Ave., Fairmount Heights.

In addition to his daughter, Mr. Bailey is survived by his wife of 60 years, Florence Hubbard Bailey; a son, Martin G. Bailey Jr. of Seat Pleasant; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.

William H. Patterson, 79, insurance agent and broker

William Howard Patterson, a retired insurance agent, died Saturday of heart disease at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was 79 and lived in Ocean City.

Mr. Patterson had been an insurance agent for many years and, in the 1950s, he owned William H. Patterson Insurance Co., which he sold. After moving from Baltimore to Ocean City in 1979, he was a broker for Shore Insurance Co. and retired in 1985.

The Baltimore native and graduate of Catonsville High School served in the Coast Guard from 1940 to 1945 during World War II. He was a member of Sinepuxent American Legion Post No. 166, Ocean City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8296 and the Ocean City Beach Patrol.

He was a vestryman and senior warden at St. Paul's-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Third Street and Baltimore Avenue in Ocean City, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today .

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Ann "Peg" Patterson; two sons, James Howard Patterson of Ocean City and William Ellery Patterson of Baltimore; and two grandsons.

Pub Date: 2/23/99

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