Leona Elizabeth Duncan

16 September 1871–21 August 1961 (Age 89)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Leona Elizabeth

When Leona Elizabeth Duncan was born on 16 September 1871, in Arkansas, United States, her father, William Richard Duncan, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Isabel Nixon, was 26. She married James Pierce Bailey on 24 September 1896, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in White Oak, Franklin, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Mulberry Township, Franklin, Arkansas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 August 1961, in Mulberry, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Pleasant View, Franklin, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Pierce Bailey
Leona Elizabeth Duncan
Marriage: 24 September 1896
John Wyle Bailey
Lester Lee Bailey
Eva Belle Bailey
Mina Bailey
Lexia Jane Bailey
James William Bailey
Lem Bailey

Spouse and Children

24 September 1896
Franklin, Arkansas, United States


    John Wyle Bailey


    Eva Belle Bailey


    Mina Bailey


    Lexia Jane Bailey


    James William Bailey


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Richard Duncan


    Nancy Isabel Nixon




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 12

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Age 24

Historical Boundaries - 1816: Arkansas, Missouri Territory; United States; 1819: Missouri Territory, United States; 1819: Arkansas Territory, United States; 1828: Crawford, Arkansas Territory, United States; 1836: Crawford, Arkansas, United States; 1838: Franklin, Arkansas, United States; 1895: Crawford, Arkansas, United States

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and Irish (of Scottish origin): from the Gaelic personal name Donnchadh, composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + a derivative of cath ‘battle’, Anglicized in Ireland as Donagh or Donaghue. Compare Donahue .2 Irish (Sligo): used as an Anglicized equivalent of Gaelic Ó Duinnchinn ‘descendant of Donncheann’, a byname composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + ceann ‘head’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • L E Bailey in household of James P Bailey, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Leeonea Bailey in household of J P Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona Bailey in household of James Bailey, "United States Census, 1930"

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