Harriet Z. May

30 November 1855–18 February 1895 (Age 39)
Jasper, Texas, United States

The Life of Harriet Z.

When Harriet Z. May was born on 30 November 1855, in Jasper, Texas, United States, her father, Gorham Parsons May Sr, was 36 and her mother, Matilda Melvina Lowe, was 31. She married William Thomas “Dink” Dean on 14 August 1873, in Jasper, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Texas, United States in 1870 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 18 February 1895, in Jasper, Texas, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper, Texas, United States.

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William Thomas “Dink” Dean
Harriet Z. May
Marriage: 14 August 1873
William M. Dean
Anna W. Dean
Thomas E. " Tom" Dean

Spouse and Children

    William Thomas “Dink” Dean



14 August 1873
Jasper, Texas, United States


    William M. Dean


    Anna W. Dean


    Thomas E. " Tom" Dean


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World Events (8)

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 11

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name taken from the month of May (Middle English, Old French mai, Middle High German meie, from Latin Maius (mensis), from Maia, a minor Roman goddess of fertility). This name was sometimes bestowed on someone born or baptized in the month of May; it was also used to refer to someone of a sunny disposition, or who had some anecdotal connection with the month of May, such as owing a feudal obligation then.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harriet May in household of G P May, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Harriet May in household of G P May, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Haret J Dean in household of Wiliam T Dean, "United States Census, 1880"

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