Clara A Bailey

1853–1935 (Age 82)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Clara A

When Clara A Bailey was born in 1853, in Indiana, United States, her father, Levi Bailey, was 47 and her mother, Emily Long, was 33. She married Williamson Terrel Gabbert on 19 July 1876, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Pleasant Run Township, Lawrence, Indiana, United States for about 60 years. She died in 1935, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, at the age of 82.

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Williamson Terrel Gabbert
Clara A Bailey
Marriage: 19 July 1876
Effie Gabbert

Spouse and Children

19 July 1876
Lawrence, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 3

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Clarie A Bailey in household of Emaly Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara A Gibbard in household of Terrel Gibbard, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara A Gabbert in household of Williamson T Gabbert, "United States Census, 1900"

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