From the Oregonian of February 25, 1904 (page 5)
WILLIAM BAY, OF LA GRANDE
LA GRANDE, Feb. 22 - (special) - William Bay died in La Grande Monday, February 22, after an extended illness, aged 74 years. He was a highly respected pioneer of this valley, having resided here for over 30 years He leaves a wife and six children, as follows: David Bay, Mrs. Susan Robertson, Mrs C.D. Goodnough, John Bay and Mrs. Issle(?) Winkler, all of this city, and Mrs. Emma Grant, who resides in Kansas.