May Ashland Steece

Brief Life History of May Ashland

When May Ashland Steece was born on 27 February 1897, in Hartley, O'Brien, Iowa, United States, her father, Edward Birkett Steece, was 37 and her mother, Francelia C Means, was 37. She married Maurice Brown on 10 March 1920, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States. She lived in Sloan, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940.

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Lawrence Lorenz
May Ashland Steece
Marriage: 9 November 1929

Sources (12)

  • Maye Lorenz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Ashland Steece, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Maye S Browne, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Steed .

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

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