Sarah Ella Bailey

2 November 1863–10 November 1938 (Age 75)
Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ella

When Sarah Ella Bailey was born on 2 November 1863, in Lebanon, St. Clair, Illinois, United States, her father, John Bailey, was 25 and her mother, Mahala Ann Barton, was 24. She married Andrew Washington Spear on 1 April 1885, in Pottawatomie, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 10 November 1938, in Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Royal Augustus Spear
Sarah Ella Bailey
Marriage: 11 August 1891
Lola Josephine Spear
Guy Anthony Spear
Helen Meroa Spear
Mabel Mahale Spear

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
Age 4
The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
Age 20
Historical Boundaries - 1883: Sharp, Arkansas, United States. [Spreads across Fulton and Sharp counties]

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 (16)

  • S Ella Bailey in household of John Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Bailey in household of John Bailey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ella Specerl in household of Royal A Specerl, "United States Census, 1910"

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