Mary Emma Bailey owned and ran Bailey's Restaurant on Cross Lane, Salford for over thirty years.
The Salford City Reporter of 1st December 1933 ran the headline "Death of Mrs M.E. Bailey, popular restaurant proprietress". It continued "We regret to announce the death of Mrs M.E Bailey, which took place after a short illness at Hope Hospital on Saturday (25th November 1933), at the age of 59.
Mrs Bailey was a well known figure in the district and was the proprietress of Bailey's Restaurant, Cross Lane, Salford, where she had carried on business for over thirty years. She was held in high esteem by her numerous friends and by all with whom she came into contact."
The funeral service was held at St. John's Methodist Church, Weaste on Wednesday 29th November and was conducted by the Rev F.N. Mitchell. The cortege made a special detour in order to pass along Cross Lane where many of Mrs Bailey's friends paid a last tribute. At Weaste Cemetery, Rev F.N Mitchell conducted the committal service and she was interred in the grave of her daughter Doris May, who died in 1901 aged five years old, in plot F of the Church of England portion. Many floral tributes were received from neighbours, shopkeepers and friends. The chief mourners were Mary's husband Mr Isaac H. Bailey, Mr E Bailey, Mr L. Bailey and Mr John Greatorex.