Elson Etheridge Bailey

2 February 1902–26 April 1959 (Age 57)
DeRidder, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Elson Etheridge

When Elson Etheridge Bailey was born on 2 February 1902, in DeRidder, Beauregard, Louisiana, United States, his father, Henry 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 Ward Seven, Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States in 1910 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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Family Time Line

Elson Etheridge Bailey
Willie Mae James
Marriage: 7 July 1925

Spouse and Children

7 July 1925
Vernon, Louisiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Lillie E. Simmons




    Flonnie Austin




    Garnete Shelton Baily


    Bessie Lee Bailey


+4 More Children

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:1. status name for a steward or official, Middle English bail(l)i (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant’, ‘carrier’ ‘porter’). 2. topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English bail(l)y, baile ‘outer courtyard of a castle’, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’, a word of unknown origin. This term became a place name 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. 3. habitational name from Bailey in Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. 4. Anglicized form of French Bailly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elson E Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elson Bailey in household of May Porter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etheridge E Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"

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