Cecil Weldon Bailey

17 February 1917–11 September 1985 (Age 68)
Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Cecil Weldon

When Cecil Weldon Bailey was born on 17 February 1917, his father, Joseph Wilshire Bailey, was 52 and his mother, Minnie Viola Pitcock, was 38. He married Mildred Hazel Townley in September 0015, in Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas, United States. He lived in Wilbarger, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Wilbarger, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 11 September 1985, in Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, Eddy, New Mexico, United States.

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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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  • Cecil Bailey in household of W Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil Bailey in household of Joe W Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Bailey in household of Joseph W Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"

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