Ludia Ellen Bailey

6 November 1890–3 March 1985 (Age 94)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Ludia Ellen

When Ludia Ellen Bailey was born on 6 November 1890, in Alabama, United States, her father, George W Bailey, was 23 and her mother, Hattie R Estes, was 19. She married Charles Gorham on 28 November 1909, in Cullman, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 22 Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 3 March 1985, in Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Holly Pond Cemetery, Holly Pond, Cullman, Alabama, United States.

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Charles Gorham
Ludia Ellen Bailey
Marriage: 28 November 1909
Delba Rowan Gorham
Deura Marie Gorham
J. Kermit Gorham
Earl Clayton Gorham
Addie Lee Gorham
Glennell Gorham Lenz
Charles Kenneth Gorham
Rex Wallace Gorham
Rhonwyn Gorham

Spouse and Children

28 November 1909
Cullman, Alabama, United States



    Deura Marie Gorham


    J. Kermit Gorham


    Earl Clayton Gorham


    Addie Lee Gorham


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George W Bailey


    Hattie R Estes




World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 5

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 26

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Ludy E Bailey in household of George Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ludie Gorham in household of Charley Gorham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ludie Gorham in household of Charley Gorham, "United States Census, 1920"

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