|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1865|
|Death: ||Oct. 28, 1884|
Ella, age 19, was murdered by her husband in an alcoholic rage in Clayton, Georgia. He also shot and killed her younger sister, Addie, 17, who is buried next to her. The father of the girls, Dr. Samuel S. Bailey, brought their bodies back to Cumming for burial. Their gravestone is conjoined. It took several years to bring Ella's husband, Eugene W. Beck, to justice. There was a succession of colorful trials. The case was a cause celebre of the day, and the "Atlanta Constitution" archives contain many articles about the case. It was also written up in the "New York Times."
Samuel S. Bailey (1811 - 1887)
Sarah P Edwards Bailey (1843 - 1904)
Francis Marion Bailey (1843 - 1910)**
Ella Naomi Bailey Beck (1865 - 1884)
Addie Evaline Bailey (1867 - 1884)*
Ella N. Beck Addie E. Bailey
Age 19 Years Age 17 Years
Ella and Addie were murdered at Clayton, Rabun County, on the night of October 28, 1884, by Eugene W. Beck, Ella's intemperate husband.
Sweetly sleep, angel sisters,
No more from your slumber
Will you be awakened by pistol shots
From the bothers of earth you were driven,
But the gates of heaven were opened to let you in.
Cumming City Cemetery
Created by: Ruth E. Wood
Record added: Oct 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98182929