Ward Groves Bailey

Brief Life History 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 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940 and Youngtown, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1967. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 25 December 1966, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Ward Groves Bailey
1894–1966
Eva Emma Dodge
1892–1962
Marriage: about 1923
Doris L Stevens
1911–2010
Howard Dodge Stevens
1911–2004
Donald Stevens
1914–

Sources (14)

  • Ward G Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ward Groves Bailey, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Ward Bailey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly

The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

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

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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