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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday's Child: Mary Elizabeth Bailey

Mary Elizabeth Bailey death certificate. No. 16059, 15 June 1912. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.

Mary Elizabeth Bailey was the only child of my great-great-grandfather's sister Lillie (or Lilly) May Gatlin and her first husband John B. Bailey. Mary Elizabeth was born on 27 February 1899 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. After her father died in 1903, she and her mother moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and lived with her mother's sister Ida Lee (Gatlin) Andrews, Ida's husband William Samuel Andrews, and their son Perry Lee Andrews. After Lillie married Charles L. Goodrum in Davidson County, Tennessee on 6 December 1910, the family moved back to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Mary Elizabeth died of tuberculosis on 15 June 1912. She was thirteen years old.

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