Lavina May Dennis

7 May 1895–9 October 1964 (Age 69)
Butler Township, Knox, Ohio, United States

The Life of Lavina May

When Lavina May Dennis was born on 7 May 1895, in Butler Township, Knox, Ohio, United States, her father, Isaac Meredith Dennis, was 41 and her mother, Eliza Jane Doolitte, was 34. She married Therman Jay Bailey on 11 April 1914, in Knox, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Knox, Ohio, United States in 1895 and Howard, Knox, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 October 1964, in Mount Vernon, Knox, Ohio, United States, at the age of 69.

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Therman Jay Bailey
Lavina May Dennis
Marriage: 11 April 1914
Herbert J. Bailey

Spouse and Children

11 April 1914
Knox, Ohio, United States


    Herbert J. Bailey


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Meredith Dennis


    Eliza Jane Doolitte




    Mina O Dennis




    Corda Vernetta Dennis


    Daisy Murl Dennis


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M Lavina Bailey in household of J Thurman Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lavina M Bailey in household of Therman J Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lovina M Dennis in household of Isaac M Dennis, "United States Census, 1910"

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