Ward Groves Bailey

2 May 1894–25 December 1966 (Age 72)
Nooksack, Whatcom, Washington, United States

The Life of Ward Groves

When Ward Groves Bailey was born on 2 May 1894, in Nooksack, Whatcom, Washington, United States, his father, James Lynn Bailey, was 31 and his mother, Henrietta "Etta" Kirby, was 29. He married Eva Emma Dodge about 1923, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 25 December 1966, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72.

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Ward Groves Bailey
Eva Emma Dodge
Marriage: about 1923
Donald Stevens

Spouse and Children

about 1923
Washington, District of Columbia, United States


    Donald Stevens


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 5

Nooksack, Whatcom, Washington Post Office was established in 1899.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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 (3)

  • Ward G Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ward G Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ward G Baily in household of James Baily, "United States Census, 1910"

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