Octavia Bird Bailey

1 October 1866–6 May 1940 (Age 73)
Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Octavia Bird

When Octavia Bird Bailey was born on 1 October 1866, in Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, her father, Cullen A Bailey, was 38 and her mother, Mary Catherine Eunice Kimbrough, was 23. She married George C. Thomas on 20 November 1895, in Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 9, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States for about 11 years. She died on 6 May 1940, in Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mulberry Cemetery, Mulberry, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States.

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George C. Thomas
Octavia Bird Bailey
Marriage: 20 November 1895
Elizabeth Thomas

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20 November 1895
Fayetteville, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 12

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Bertie Thomas in household of George C Thomas, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Birdie Thomas in household of George C Thomas, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Birdie O Thomas in household of Isaac B Halbert, "United States Census, 1900"

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