Ida Josephine Bail

16 November 1868–7 August 1902 (Age 33)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Ida Josephine

When Ida Josephine Bail was born on 16 November 1868, in Michigan, United States, her father, Alexander Parker Bail, was 24 and her mother, Ellen Josephine Standard, was 24. She married Coe Edsall on 28 April 1888, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 7 August 1902, in Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Sylvania, Lucas, Ohio, United States.

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Coe Edsall
Ida Josephine Bail
Marriage: 28 April 1888
Arthur Edsall
Fay Wallace Edsall
Iva Dell Edsall

Spouse and Children

28 April 1888
Hillsdale, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States






    Iva Dell Edsall


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Parker Bail


    Ellen Josephine Standard




World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, Middle English baile, from Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’ ( see Bailey 2).2 Spanish: variant of Baile .3 Indian (Karnataka): Hindu (Brahman) name, probably a topographic name from Tulu bail ‘low-lying land’ (Dravidian vayal ‘plain’, ‘field’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida J Edsall in household of Coe Edsall, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida J Bail in household of Alexander Bail, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ida J Bail in household of Alexander P Bail, "United States Census, 1880"

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