May Adelia Carr

August 1872–1912 (Age 39)
McHenry, Illinois, United States

The Life of May Adelia

When May Adelia Carr was born in August 1872, in McHenry, Illinois, United States, her father, Franklin LeRoy Carr, was 20 and her mother, Adelia Atlanta Bowen, was 18. She married Harry E. Kitchen on 24 February 1892, in McHenry, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Union, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Coral, McHenry, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died in 1912, in McHenry, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in McHenry, Illinois, United States.

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Harry E. Kitchen
May Adelia Carr
Marriage: 24 February 1892
Elma Leone Kitchen
Laura Ione Kitchen

Spouse and Children

    Harry E. Kitchen



24 February 1892
McHenry, Illinois, United States



    Laura Ione Kitchen




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 13

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mae Kitchen in household of Harry Kitchen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Kitchen in household of Harry Kitchen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May Carr in household of Franklin Carr, "United States Census, 1880"

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