Frances “Fannie” Bailey

October 1839–23 October 1866 (Age 27)
Forton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frances “Fannie”

When Frances “Fannie” Bailey was born in October 1839, in Forton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Bailey, was 30 and her mother, Mary Bayley, was 26. She married Joshua Coombs on 5 May 1864, in Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Trentham, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 23 October 1866, in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Fountain Green, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joshua Coombs
Frances “Fannie” Bailey
Marriage: 5 May 1864
Mary Eliza Coombs
Fannie Sophia Coombs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1864Stafford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (5)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 15
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name for a steward or official, from Middle English bailli ‘manager, administrator’ (Old French baillis, from Late Latin baiulivus, an adjectival derivative of baiulus ‘attendant, carrier, porter’).English: habitational name from Bailey in Little Mitton, Lancashire, named with Old English beg ‘berry’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.English: occasionally a topographic name for someone who lived by the outer wall of a castle, from Middle English (Old French) bailli ‘outer courtyard of a castle’ (Old French bail(le) ‘enclosure’, a derivative of bailer ‘to enclose’). This term became a placename 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.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Fanny Bailey in household of Joseph Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Frances Tilby in entry for Josua Coombs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Joseph Bailey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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