Monroe C TAYLOR James BAILEY Ella BAILEY George Allen MADDOX Hazel Lula Ethel MADDOX Mini tree diagram

Viola H MANION5,6,7,4,1

also known as Viola BAILEY1,4

about 18571 - about Sep 18902,3

Life History

about 1857

Born in Illinois.1

8th Feb 1872

Married Monroe C TAYLOR in Franklin County, Illinois

10th Sep 1885

Birth of daughter Ella BAILEY in Mt Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois.6

27th Nov 1888

Married George Allen MADDOX in Franklin County, Illinois.5,9

10th Sep 1889

Birth of daughter Hazel Lula Ethel MADDOX in Arkansas.8,2,9

about Sep 1890

Died in Jefferson County, Arkansas.2,3

Other facts


Married James BAILEY


  • Viola Manion first married Monroe C Taylor.  They married in Franklin County, Illinois in 172.

    Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920
    Viola H Manion
    Monroe C Taylor
    Marriage 8 Feb 1872 Franklin County, Illinois, USA

    After an apparent divorce, Viola married James Bailey.  Viola is most often listed in genealoges by her first married name Viola Marion Bailey.  Viola's daughter's Social Security records report her parents' names.   This record of her daughter's Social Security information reports Viola's maiden name as Manon.  This may be a transcription error.  All other records of her maiden name have Manion.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Ella Bailey Sprague [Ella B Sprague] [Ella Bailey Bailey]
    Birth 10 Sep 1885 Mt Vernon, Illinois
    Death Date 11 Mar 1989
    Father James Bailey
    Mother Viola Manon
    SSN 552219339
    24 Jul 1972 Name listed as ELLA BAILEY SPRAGUE; 22 Mar 1989 Name listed as ELLA B SPRAGUE

    In the 1880 census, Viola was reported as Viola Bailey, Married, and in the household of her brother Vandover Manion.  But there was no husband in the household.

    1880 Federal Census, Franklin County, Illinois, 7 July, Frankfort Township, District 16, page 63, Hse #526, Fam #530
    Manion, Vandover W M 25 Head Married Farmer IL IL IL
    Manion, Amanda W F 20 Wife Married Keeping House IL TN IL
    Manion, Mime (Minnie?) W F 3 Dau Single IL IL IL
    Manion, Gertrude W F 1 Dau Single IL IL IL
    Bailey, Viola W F 22 Sister Married IL IL IL (no husband in household)

    All these records seem to reer to the same Viola Bailey as the person who married George A Maddox in the same county n 1888  One index file of their marriage record reports Viola's parents' names.

    Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940
    Viola Manion Bailey, Age 32 (b abt 1856)
    Father Joseph Manion
    Mother Ruth Frailey
    George A Maddox, Age 29 (b abt 1859)
    Father John B Maddox
    Mother Lucretia Nolen
    Marriage 1888 Franklin County, Illinois, USA

    Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851-1900
    George A Maddox
    Viola Manion Bailey
    Marriage 27 Nov 1888 Franklin County
    County Court Records, Film # 1005304 - 1005310

    Viola Bailey married widower George A Maddox in 1888, and they moved to Arkansas, where a few months later, in September 1890, they had a daughter, Lula,  Either they dorced shortly after or Viola died at childbirth or shortly thereafter, because George married Francis (Frances?) P Moore in Sherrill, Jefferson County, Arkansas, near Pine Bluff.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    George A Maddox, Age 30 (b abt 1860)
    Residence Sherrill, Jefferson, Arkansas
    Francis P Moore, Age 23 (b abt 1867)
    Residence Sherrill, Jefferson, Arkansas
    Marriage 31 Dec 1890 Jefferson County
    Marriage License Date 31 Dec 1890

    No death record has been found for Viola.


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