Mildred (Rinker) Bailey’s childhood home
Mildred (Rinker) Bailey’s childhood home was at 1214 W. Mansfield St. It is a few blocks from the home of school friends at 1028 W. Chelan St. where Mildred sang and played piano for fun. Bailey is the sister of Al Rinker, who helped Bing Crosby get started in show business. The Rinker grandfather was a full-blooded Coeur d’Alene Indian. Bailey died in New York in 1981. Al Rinker died in California in 1982 following a long career composing songs for films and music set to select poetry by Robert Burns.