Bernice Bailey

16 July 1903–31 January 1992 (Age 88)
Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States

The Life of Bernice

When Bernice Bailey was born on 16 July 1903, in Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States, her father, Nephi Peter Bailey, was 28 and her mother, Mary May Westerhold, was 31. She married Morelos Eagar on 1 July 1930, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States. She lived in San Juan, Utah, United States in 1903 and Election Precinct 2 Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 31 January 1992, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Monticello City Cemetery, Monticello, San Juan, Utah, United States.

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Clyde Nielson
Bernice Bailey
Marriage: 24 August 1939
Beatrice Nielson

Spouse and Children

24 August 1939
Durango, La Plata, Colorado, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · The Logan Library

Age 13

The Logan Library was created to serve the fifty thousand citizens of Logan with the access of over two hundred thousand items for children, teens, students, and adults to check out and learn from. The library also provides several programs that are popular with the community. The library moved to its current location in 2009 and reached a milestone in items checked out in 2012, at over 1 million.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Bernice Bailey Eagar in household of Morelos Eagar, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bernice Bailey Nielson in household of Clyde Nielson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bernice Bailey in household of Nephi Peter Bailey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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