Bertha Bailey

14 June 1906–20 January 1989 (Age 82)
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Bertha

When Bertha Bailey was born on 14 June 1906, her father, Levi Thomas Bailey, was 32 and her mother, Sena C Godwin, was 25. She married Wade Oliver Boykin on 19 June 1926, in Wake, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springhill Township, Wilson, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and St. Marys Township, Wake, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 20 January 1989, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Montlawn Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States.

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Wade Oliver Boykin
Bertha Bailey
Marriage: 19 June 1926
William Guilford Boykin
Wade Elbert Boykin
Mary Jo Boykin

Spouse and Children

19 June 1926
Wake, North Carolina, United States



    Wade Elbert Boykin


    Mary Jo Boykin


Parents and Siblings

    Levi Thomas Bailey





    William Henry Bailey



    Lillie Mae Bailey


    Rosa Bailey



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 12

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Bertha C Bailey in household of Thomas Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bertha Boykin in household of Wade Boykin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertha B Baykin in household of Wade O Baykin, "United States Census, 1930"

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