May Sevier

16 January 1867–8 March 1946 (Age 79)
Hill, Texas, United States

The Life of May

When May Sevier was born on 16 January 1867, her father, John Tintruff Sevier, was 35 and her mother, Abigail McGee, was 30. She married David Calvin Carnahan Sr. on 5 January 1888, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ellis, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 March 1946, in Milford, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Milford, Ellis, Texas, United States.

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David Calvin Carnahan Sr.
May Sevier
Marriage: 5 January 1888
Autie Jane Carnahan
Florence A. Carnahan
Lena Mae Carnahan
David Calvin Carnahan Jr.

Spouse and Children

5 January 1888
Cannon, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 3

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sieve-maker, Middle English siviere (from an agent derivative of Old English sife ‘sieve’).

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

Sources (3)

  • May Carnehan in household of D C Carnehan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May Carnahan in household of D C Carnahan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mae Carnahan in household of Dave C Carnahan, "United States Census, 1920"

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