Martha Lavinia Bailey

26 October 1865–1930 (Age 64)
Wood, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Lavinia

When Martha Lavinia Bailey was born on 26 October 1865, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Franklin Bailey, was 26 and her mother, Mary Jane Hoy, was 23. She married Albert W. Ellis on 3 December 1906, in Athens, Ohio, United States. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1865 and Williams District, Wood, West Virginia, United States for about 50 years. She died in 1930, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 65.

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Albert W. Ellis
Martha Lavinia Bailey
Marriage: 3 December 1906

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 1
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.
Age 2
This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
Age 21
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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  • Martha Bailey in household of William Bailey, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha L Bailey in household of M J Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha L Ellis in household of Albert W Ellis, "United States Census, 1920"

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