Mary Elizabeth Bailey

7 February 1849–2 September 1916 (Age 67)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Bailey was born on 7 February 1849, in Missouri, United States, her father, Tillmon Offutt Bailey, was 26 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Sherman, was 16. She married John William Chambers on 16 January 1868. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt River Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Clay Township, Shelby, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 2 September 1916, in Clarence, Shelby, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Shelby, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Chambers
Mary Elizabeth Bailey
Marriage: 16 January 1868
George F. Chambers
John W. Chambers
William S. Chambers
Charles Everett Chambers
Anna Bell Chambers
Mary E. Chambers
Jessie Chambers
Johnny May Chambers
James F. Chambers
Carrie Chambers
Willard P. Chambers
Milton Chambers
Ruby Chambers

Spouse and Children

16 January 1868


    George F. Chambers


    William S. Chambers



    Anna Bell Chambers


    Mary E. Chambers


+8 More Children

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World Events (8)


Age 11

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 18

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 The Amendment was later repealed.

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)

  • Mary E Baly in household of Tilman O Baly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Chambers in household of John W Chambers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Chambers in household of John W Chambers, "United States Census, 1910"

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