Mary Elsina Bailey

5 June 1855–21 March 1882 (Age 26)
Saint Johns, Auglaize, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Elsina

When Mary Elsina Bailey was born on 5 June 1855, in Saint Johns, Auglaize, Ohio, United States, her father, Albert B. Bailey, was 22 and her mother, Rose Hannah Hullinger, was 24. She married Valentine B. Lusk on 29 March 1874. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in Clay Township, Auglaize, Ohio, United States for about 20 years. She died on 21 March 1882, in Saint Johns, Auglaize, Ohio, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Auglaize, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Valentine B. Lusk
Mary Elsina Bailey
Marriage: 29 March 1874
Gilbert R. Lusk
Freeman Kingsley Lusk
Walter Arlington Lusk
Vals Son Lusk

Spouse and Children

29 March 1874
St. Johns, Alglaize county, Ohio


Parents and Siblings

    Albert B. Bailey


    Rose Hannah Hullinger




    Alice Bailey


    Margaret Bailey



    Sarah M. "Sadie" Bailey


    Moffet Bailey


+1 More Child

World Events (7)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 5

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 Bailey in household of Albert Bailey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Lusk in household of Valentine Lusk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E. Baily in entry for Walter Lusk and Nettie Lindsey, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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