Sarah Ella Bailey

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

Sources (19)

  • S Ella Bailey in household of John Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Ella Bailey - Memory of Someone: birth: 2 November 1863; Lebanon, St Clair, Illinois, United States
  • Ella Spear, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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Historical Boundaries: 1869: Sedgwick, Kansas, United States

1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

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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