Winfield Henry Bailey

7 January 1914–24 October 1990 (Age 76)
Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States

The Life of Winfield Henry

When Winfield Henry Bailey was born on 7 January 1914, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, his father, Ernest Winfield Bailey, was 28 and his mother, Edith Amy Bullock, was 28. He lived in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 24 October 1990, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Ernest Winfield Bailey
1885–
Edith Amy Bullock
1885–1946
Infant Son Bailey
1912–1912
Winfield Henry Bailey
1914–1990
Muriel Elizabeth Bailey
1917–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Infant Son Bailey

    Male1912–1912Male

    Male1914–1990Male

    Muriel Elizabeth Bailey

    Female1917–Female

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 20

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

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)

  • Winfield H Bailey in household of Ernest W Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Winfield H Bailey, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
  • Winfield H Bailey, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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