James Allen Bailey

18 June 1873–2 January 1953 (Age 79)
Cleburne, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of James Allen

When James Allen Bailey was born on 18 June 1873, in Cleburne, Alabama, United States, his father, James Monroe Bailey, was 21 and his mother, Appiean S Whitley, was 23. He married Martha Ellafare Weldon on 11 December 1892, in Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Grayson, Texas, United States for about 20 years and United States in 1953. He died on 2 January 1953, in Southmayd, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 79.

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James Allen Bailey
Martha Ellafare Weldon
Marriage: 11 December 1892
Lodoria Bailey
Nora Lorene Bailey
Levi Charles Bailey
Nettie Odie Bailey
Horace R Bailey
Clarence L Bailey
Ada Mary Bailey
Henry Elbert Bailey
Oral Bailey
Olvia Zo Bailey
Lowell L Bailey

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  • Marriage
    11 December 1892Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 2
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed
    Age 3
    A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 21
    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename 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.

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

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    Sources (16)

    • James A Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
    • James Allen Bailey in entry for Lowell L Bailey, "Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"
    • James A Bailey in entry for O D Bailey Elmore, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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