George Reuben Bailey

Brief Life History of George Reuben

When George Reuben Bailey was born on 1 February 1884, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, George Smith Bailey, was 24 and his mother, Victoria Caroline Price, was 19. He married Bessie Louise Johnson on 4 September 1907, in Salt Lake Temple, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Wilford, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Groveland, Bingham, Idaho, United States for about 20 years. He died on 30 December 1944, in Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Groveland Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, United States.

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George Reuben Bailey
Bessie Louise Johnson
Marriage: 4 September 1907
Bessie Marie Bailey
George Haren Bailey
John Marvin Bailey
Glen Elwin Bailey
Frank Leroy Bailey

Sources (77)

  • George R. Bailey, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Legacy NFS Source: George Reuben Bailey - Published information: Obituary: birth: 2 February 1884; Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • George Reuben Bailey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1896 · Utah becomes a state

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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