Ralph Hunter Bailey

4 February 1892–July 1978 (Age 86)
Southport, Owen, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ralph Hunter

When Ralph Hunter Bailey was born on 4 February 1892, in Southport, Owen, Indiana, United States, his father, Preston Barbour Bailey, was 32 and his mother, Mary A. Moore, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ruth Willard Cooper. He lived in Clairton, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940 and Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1978. He died in July 1978, at the age of 86, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, United States.

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Ralph Hunter Bailey
Ruth Willard Cooper
Cooper Bailey
Alison Cooper Bailey

Spouse and Children



    Cooper Bailey


    Alison Cooper Bailey


Parents and Siblings

    Preston Barbour Bailey





World Events (8)

1894 · May Day Riots of 1894

Age 2

The May Day Riots were a series of violent demonstrations that occurred throughout the city on May 1. The riots were caused after Cleveland's unemployment rate increased dramatically during the Panic of 1893, causing panic among the unemployed against the city leaders. The most rioters at one time was recorded as a crowd of 5,000 men.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 24

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)

  • Ralph Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph H Bailey in household of Preston B Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ralph H Bailey in household of Preston B Bailey, "United States Census, 1910"

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