John Henry Bailey

12 September 1844–25 June 1925 (Age 80)
Flushing, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Henry

John Henry Bailey was born on 12 September 1844, in Flushing, Genesee, Michigan, United States. He married Elenor Fee on 2 May 1871. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 25 June 1925, in his hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Flushing, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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John Henry Bailey
Elenor Fee
Marriage: 2 May 1871
Rosa Pierce
Effa M. B. Bailey
Herman William Bailey
Arthur Jay Bailey
Lulu H Bailey

Spouse and Children

2 May 1871
Flushing, Genesee, Michigan, United States


World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 3

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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  • John Bailey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John H Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John H Bailey, "United States Census, 1910"

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