MSSU Archives & Special Collections Exhibits: Amy Koda

Digital exhibits created by the MSSU Archives and Special Collections department.

Koda Emiko(Amy Eileen Koda Bailey) was born in 1926 in Japan. She married Carroll Bailey in 1957. When Carroll was called back to the United States he brought Amy with him. She was given a marriage visa. She gained United States Citizenship in 1962. When Carroll Bailey was done with the service, he moved to Carthage, Missouri bringing Amy with him. Not much is known about Amy after this move. At some point in 1965 she ended up becoming a citizen in North Carolina. The last bit of information about her in the collection is her death in 2015 in North Carolina.

Amy Bailey Photo #1

Amy Bailey posing in a chair.

Amy Bailey teaching the local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts about Japan.

-Jan 9, 1959

Amy Bailey Photo #2

Amy Bailey in front of a military plane.

Amy Bailey Photo #3

Left to Right:

          Amy, Mabel, and Edward.

Amy Bailey Photo #4

Amy and Carroll sitting down to eat at the table together.

#1 Amy Bailey's Family

Amy Bailey's Grave

Amy Bailey is surrounded in mystery. She passed away in 2015 in North Carolina. But we have no idea why she left Carroll. It's possible when Carroll got sick in 1965, she left. In Carroll's obituary she is not mentioned once. It also appears at that time he is living with Mabel Bailey, his mother. Amy was a professional violinist, which is why the grave says beloved musician.

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