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.
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.
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