Elias Thomas Bailey

Brief Life History of Elias Thomas

When Elias Thomas Bailey was born in May 1862, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Henderson Bailey, was 24 and his mother, Aley Ann Teel, was 34. He married Anna Laura Godbey on 25 December 1882, in Raleigh, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Town District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1880 and Prosperity, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died in 1915, in Spencer State Hospital, Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elias Thomas Bailey
1862–1915
Anna Laura Godbey
1867–1938
Marriage: 25 December 1882
Robert Lacy Bailey
1884–1959
Henry Rufus Bailey
1887–1965
Ernest Lee Bailey
1890–1945
Margaret May Bailey
1893–1966
Charles Emery Bailey
1899–1969
Lula Fay Bailey
1907–1997

Sources (20)

  • Thomas Bailey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elias Thomas Bailey, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Bailey in entry for Lula Fay Mackey, "Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007"

World Events (8)

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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