Mary Jane "Polly" Stanley

8 April 1875–7 January 1953 (Age 77)
Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Mary Jane "Polly"

When Mary Jane "Polly" Stanley was born on 8 April 1875, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, her father, Henry Jackson Stanley, was 21 and her mother, Julia Angeline Bailey, was 19. She married Edward P. Bailey on 28 October 1892, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Barkers Ridge District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 7 January 1953, in Lamar, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward P. Bailey
Mary Jane "Polly" Stanley
Marriage: 28 October 1892
Cara Lora Bailey
Oscar Edward Bailey
Henry Bailey
Curtis Bailey
Vida Bailey

Spouse and Children

28 October 1892
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States


    Cara Lora Bailey


    Oscar Edward Bailey


    Henry Bailey



    Vida Bailey


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Jackson Stanley


    Julia Angeline Bailey





    Mary Jane Stanley


    William Preston Stanley



    Greenberry Stanley


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jane Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jane Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jane Bailey in household of E P Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"

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