WILLIAM H. MAY, who since boyhood has resided in this part of Missouri, was born in Morgan County, this State, January 30, 1831, and was the youngest but one of a family of ten children born to John and Mary (Ford) May, natives, respectively, of Tennessee and Missouri, the former born in White and the latter in Morgan Counties. The grandfather, John May, was also a native of Tennessee, and there passed his entire life. The father of our subject came to Missouri when a single man and took up his home in Morgan County, where he married and resided
Interviewer: Rachel A. Austin Person Interviewed: Margrett Nickerson Location: Jacksonville, Florida Age: 89-90 In her own vernacular, Margrett Nickerson was “born to William A. Carr, on his plantation near Jackson, Leon County, many years ago.” When questioned concerning her life on this plantation, she continues: “Now honey, it’s been so long ago, I don’ ‘meber ev’ything, but I will tell you whut I kin as near right as possible; I kin ‘member five uf Marse Carr’s chillun; Florida, Susan, ‘Lijah, Willie and Tom; cose Carr never ‘lowed us to have a piece of paper in our hands.” “Mr. Kilgo was
Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Emmett Beal Age: 78 Location: Biscoe, Arkansas “I was born in Holloman County, Bolivar, Tennessee. Master Dr. Jim May owned my set er folks. He had two girls and two boys. I reckon he had a wife but I don’t recollect seeing her. Ma suckled me; William May with me. Ely and Seley and Susie was his children. “I churned for mama in slavery. She tied a cloth around the top so no flies get in. I better hadn’t let no fly get in the churn. She take me out to a peach tree
When the roll of the pioneers of Boise, Idaho, is called the name which heads this sketch will be found well to the top. Charles May was born in Berkshire, England, May 17, 1833, and was reared in his native county, learning in his boyhood the business of brick manufacturing and brick-laying, his father, Charles May, having been engaged in that business. Indeed, the family for centuries, or as far back as their history can be traced, were brick-makers in England. The younger Charles May remained in England until 1856, when he came to America, locating first in New York,
James M. May. A great and forceful influence was removed from the religious affairs of the State of Kansas in the death of James M. May, which occurred at his home in Manhattan August 17, 1915. The best work of his life was performed as a Sunday School and church organizer and missionary. However, he had a wonderful adaptability and resourcefulness, and might have been successful as a mechanic, a farmer or in almost any line of business, had not his earnest devotion to the cause of religion kept him in that field of effort during all his active years.
Died in La Grande, Friday morning, Oct. 13, 1899, David B. May, aged 84 years and 5 months. Mr. May was among the pioneers of grande Ronde, having made his home in this valley continuously since his arrival here in 1863. For many years Mr. May was one of the highly respected residents of the Cove. After the death of his wife who was also one of the well known and highly respected pioneer residents of Union county, Mr. May removed from Cove to Union. During the past few months his health began to rapidly fall, and he came to
E. F. May of this city received the sad news this week that his grandson, Leonard E. May, son of A.B. May of Gaston, had died Monday, Dec. 17, of appendicitis. The young man was 17 years of age, having been born in North Powder in 1911. Oregon Trail Weekly North Powder News Saturday, December 22, 1928
Mess Sergt., Motor Transport Corps, unassigned; of Davidson County; son of W. S. and Mrs. Elizabeth Rathrock May. Entered service May 29, 1918. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Sevier, S. C., Jessup, Ga., to Camp Hollabird, Md. Served with Motor Transport Corps throughout. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., March 7, 1919.
Corpl, F. A., Btry A, 8th Regt.; of Davidson County; son of W. S. and Mrs. Elizabeth Rathrock May. Entered service Aug. 26, 1918, at Lexington, N.C. Sent to Camp Jackson. Transferred to Camp Hill, Newport News, Va. Promoted to Corpl. Oct. 27, 1918. Boarded transport U. S. S. Tenandorse to sail for France Nov. 11th. Armistice signed, prevented sailing. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Dec. 9, 1918. His grandfather, Henry T. Rathrock, was in Confederate Army, 48th N.C. Inf., Co. K.
La Grande, Oregon Glen Herbert May, 95, of La Grande, died May 7 at Grande Ronde Hospital after a long illness. At his request, there will be no funeral service. A private memorial service will be held later. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Glen was born Oct. 24, 1912, to Arther Soles and Ethel Edna Hamlin May in La Grande. Glen’s family were pioneers to the Grande Ronde Valley in 1863, arriving by covered wagon. Glen’s grandfather, David May, owned property in the area known as May Park. Glen attended La Grande schools and was a lifelong