Martha Nora Bailey

18 January 1912–2 August 1985 (Age 73)
Belmont, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha Nora

When Martha Nora Bailey was born on 18 January 1912, in Belmont, Ohio, United States, her father, Ross Bailey, was 36 and her mother, Harriet Elizabeth Bingham, was 34. She married Jay Fleming Merchant on 3 September 1933, in Franklin, Ohio, United States. She lived in Warren Township, Belmont, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 2 August 1985, in Las Cruces, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 73.

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Jay Fleming Merchant
Martha Nora Bailey
Marriage: 3 September 1933

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3 September 1933
Franklin, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

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The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.

Age 20

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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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  • Martha B Merchant in household of Jay F Merchant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Bailey in household of Ross Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Bailey in household of Ross Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"

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