Lola Bedell Baxter

1862–14 January 1913 (Age 51)
Brooke, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Lola Bedell

When Lola Bedell Baxter was born in 1862, her father, John Cariens Baxter, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Ann Kline, was 22. She married Thomas J Gracey on 15 March 1882. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Follansbee, Brooke, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 January 1913, in Brooke, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Logan, Logan, West Virginia, United States.

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Thomas J Gracey
Lola Bedell Baxter
Marriage: 15 March 1882
William M. Gracey
John Lafayette Gracey

Spouse and Children

15 March 1882


Parents and Siblings

    John Cariens Baxter


    Margaret Ann Kline




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 1

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 14

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name from Old English bæcestre ‘baker’, variant (originally a feminine form) of bæcere ( see Baker ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lula B Baxter in household of Jno C Baxter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lola Baxter in household of John C Baxter, "United States Census, 1880"

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