Florence Bailey

11 August 1879–13 June 1954 (Age 74)
Magoffin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Bailey was born on 11 August 1879, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lewis Pierce Bailey, was 45 and her mother, Rebecca Adams, was 45. She married Milton Willis on 10 December 1903, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 13 June 1954, in Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Salyersville, Magoffin, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milton Willis
Florence Bailey
Marriage: 10 December 1903
Nellie Mae Willis
Maxine Willis

Spouse and Children

    Milton Willis



10 December 1903
Magoffin, Kentucky, United States


    Nellie Mae Willis


    Maxine Willis


Parents and Siblings



    Daniel B. Bailey


    Floyd Pierce Bailey


    Thomas Pierce Bailey


    Douglas P. Bailey


    Dury Bailey


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 13

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Falorene Willis in household of Milton Willis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Florence Willis in household of Milt Willis, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Willis in household of Milton Willis, "United States Census, 1920"

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