Sarah Elizabeth Spencer

5 August 1859–3 February 1939 (Age 79)
Elmo, Nodaway, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Spencer was born on 5 August 1859, in Elmo, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Willis Spencer, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Hutson, was 20. She married John Terry Bailey on 31 December 1876, in Holt, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 3 February 1939, in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Terry Bailey
1854–1935
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer
1859–1939
Marriage: 31 December 1876
Elmer Edward Bailey
1878–1950
Jessie Lee Bailey
1881–1958
Myrtle Eunice Bailey
1887–1964
Mary Willis Bailey
1891–1950
Leta Ulva Bailey
1899–1969

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1876Holt, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1860
    Age 1
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1863
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): occupational name for someone who dispensed provisions or money, from Middle English spenser(e), spencer(e) ‘household steward, butler, almoner’ (Anglo-Norman French espenser, Old French despensier). Compare Spence and Spender . There is some dispute about the origins of the Spencer family, whose most famous member in recent times was the late Princess of Wales, born Lady Diana Spencer (1961–97). Some sources say that they are descended from William the Conqueror's steward, Robert Despencer. What is clear is that by the 15th century they had become prosperous from sheep farming in Northamptonshire. Robert Spencer (died 1627) was said to be the wealthiest man in England. Their titles have included Earls of Sunderland and Earls Spencer; and through the female line the 5th Earl of Sunderland also became Duke of Marlborough in 1733. This connection was the result of the marriage, in 1700, of the 3rd Duke of Sunderland to the daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. The youngest son of this union, John Spencer (1708–46), was the father of the 1st Earl Spencer (1734–83).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Spence
    Spenser
    Spender

    Sources (13)

    • Sara E Bailey in household of Charley M Demo, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Miss Sarah E Spencer in entry for Mr John T Bailey, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Elizabeth S Bailey in household of John T Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"

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