William Earl Bailey

29 April 1910–14 May 1994 (Age 84)
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of William Earl

When William Earl Bailey was born on 29 April 1910, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States, his father, Rex Clifton Bailey, was 19 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Jackson, was 6. He married Edith Thelma Dillman on 29 January 1944, in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States. He lived in Center Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 May 1994, in Delaware, Ripley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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William Earl Bailey
Edith Thelma Dillman
Marriage: 29 January 1944

Spouse and Children

29 January 1944
Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Emma Elizabeth Jackson





    Robert Newton Bailey


    Ethel Mae Bailey


    Lydia Ellen Bailey


    Ray Bailey


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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)

  • William Bailey in household of Rex Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Bailey in household of Rex Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William E Bailey in household of Charles C Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"

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