Elson Etheridge Bailey

Male2 February 1902–26 April 1959

Brief Life History of Elson Etheridge

When Elson Etheridge Bailey was born on 2 February 1902, in DeRidder, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States, his father, Henry Martin Bailey, was 30 and his mother, Lillie E. Simmons, was 22. He married Willie Mae James on 7 July 1925, in Vernon, Louisiana, United States. He lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930 and Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 26 April 1959, in Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Restlawn Memorial Park, Orange, Texas, United States.

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Elson Etheridge Bailey
Willie Mae James
Marriage: 7 July 1925

Sources (10)

  • Elson E Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elon E Bailey - Government record: birth-name: Elon E Bailey
  • Elson Ethridge Bailey, "Maryland, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 July 1925Vernon, Louisiana, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

    Age 3

    Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 16

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).

    English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename in its own right, denoting a district beside a fortification or wall, as in the case of the Old Bailey in London, which formed part of the early medieval outer wall of the city.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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