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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Family Time Line

Charles Gorham
1888–1961
Ludia Ellen Bailey
1890–1985
Marriage: 28 November 1909
Delba Rowan Gorham
1910–1998
Deura Marie Gorham
1912–1990
J. Kermit Gorham
1916–1965
Earl Clayton Gorham
1918–1996
Addie Lee Gorham
1921–2016
Glennell Gorham Lenz
1929–2003
Charles Kenneth Gorham
1930–2015
Rex Wallace Gorham
1933–1997
Rhonwyn Gorham
1938–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 November 1909
Cullman, Alabama, United States
children

(9)

    Female1910–1998Female

    Deura Marie Gorham

    Female1912–1990Female

    J. Kermit Gorham

    Male1916–1965Male

    Earl Clayton Gorham

    Male1918–1996Male

    Addie Lee Gorham

    Female1921–2016Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    George W Bailey

    Male1867–1900Male

    Hattie R Estes

    Female1871–1898Female

siblings

(3)

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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