Ora James May

13 October 1895–25 May 1952 (Age 56)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Ora James

When Ora James May was born on 13 October 1895, in West Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Lee May, was 23 and his mother, Samantha Laura Nesselrodt, was 20. He lived in Lost River, Hardy, West Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 25 May 1952, at the age of 56.

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Ora James May
1895–1952
Hannah Blanche Mathias
1900–1993

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(5)

    Male1895–1952Male

    Male1898–1960Male

    Ray May

    Male1901–Male

    Earl May

    Male1907–Male

    Beatrice May

    Female1909–Female

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Ora J May in household of H Blanch May, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora May in household of Robt L May, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James O May in household of Robert L May, "United States Census, 1900"

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