Eighth Generation


3297. Warren "Doc" Vance Bayley was born on 24 August 1900 in Livingston, Grant Co., Wisconsin.407 He died on 26 December 1964 at the age of 64 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada.1431 Oren V. Bayley, sometimes written up in newspapers as Warren Bayley, especially in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was a frequent visitor. Oren married Judy ???, who died in Las Vegas 29 December 1972. There was one child born of the marriage.

On the 1930 U. S. Census O. B. Bayley age 29 appears in San Antonio Township, Los Angeles Co., California. He has a wife named Nellie, age 23. They have been married 2 years. No children. O. B. is a real estate salesman. His parents and brother Lee are listed just before O. B.

From Nevada State Journal (Reno), Monday, December 28, 1964 page 3: Las Vegas---Warren (Doc) Bayley, one of the biggest casino operators on the Las Vegas Strip and a "pioneer of "package flights" that brought thousands of gamblers here, died Saturday night of a heart attack. The 64 year-old Bayley was the major stockholder in two Las Vegas Strip hotels, the Hacienda and the Frontier. He was stricken with a heart attack and rushed to Sunrise Hospital where he died. Born and reared on a farm near Platteville, Wis.,, he began his rise in the hotel business in Fresno, Calif, where he expanded the small Hacienda Motel into a 365 room establishment. He later opened a similar motel in Bakersfield, and at the time of his death also owned one in Indio, Calif. The tall, white-haired Bayley began building his Las Vegas Hacienda hotel in 1953 and opened it June of 1956. He was granted a gaming license four months later, and soon became one of the most colorful figures in Nevada gambling. From 1958 through 1963 he operated an airline with six planes that brought gamblers to Las Vegas from the West Coast, New York, St. Louis and Dallas as part of a package plan. Four years ago Bayley purchased 1,300 acres at nearby Mt. Charleston and began to develop it as housing sites. He was a strong supporter of Sen. Barry Goldwater in the 1964 elections and (un printed area) offered the GOP presidential candidate the use of his planes. Bayley is survived by his widow, Judy, who announced that pursuant to her husband's wishes, the operations of the Hacienda and other enterprises would continue in the same manner as before. He also had a son, Patrick, who resides here.

Judy Belk was born in 1914 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas.1432 She died on 31 December 1971 at the age of 57 in Las Vegas, Clark Co., Nevada.1431 Obituary appeared in the Reno Evening Gazette, Friday, December 31, 1971. Vegas Woman Gambler Dead. Las Vegas, Judy Bayley, chairman of the board of the Hacienda Hotel and casino on the Las Vegas Strip died today following a long fight against cancer. She was 56. Mrs. Bayley took over as chairman at the Hacienda on Dec. 27, 1964, following the death of her husband and soon became known as "The First Lady of Gambling." Born in Dallas, Tex., she attended Southern Methodist University and later married "Doc" Bayley. The couple then entered the hotel business owning or operating hotels in Fresno, Bakersfield, Indio and Los Angeles. The Hacienda was opened in 1956. Mrs. Bayley was active in the American Cancer Society, the National Conference of Christian and Jews, the Heart Fund and March of Dimes. Her death, in her Hacienda suite, ended a bout with cancer that started nearly two years ago. Funeral services were pending.

From the Washington Post-Times Herald, Washington, D.C. ,January 2, 1972: Judy Bayley, 56, Las Vegas Figure. Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 1, &UPI)---Judy Bayley, known as "the first lady of gambling," died Friday after a long illness. She was 56. Mrs. Bayley came here in 1956 with her husband, the late Warren (Doc) Bayley, when he built the Hacienda Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. She had been chairman of the hotel's board of directors since his death in 1964. Her death was attributed to cancer. She was said to be Nevada's top contributor to cancer research and had been honored by the American Cancer Society. She underwent surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota last winter. She is survived by her mother, Ida Belk, and a brother, Fred, who live in Dallas, Tex.