May Graves

1888–1968 (Age 79)
Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States

The Life of May

When May Graves was born on 2 December 1888, in Stamps, Lafayette, Arkansas, United States, her father, Benjamin Everette Graves, was 22 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Tatum, was 21. She married Charles Smith Barr on 26 June 1906, in Oakdale, Allen, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Collins, Covington, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Beat 1, George, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. She died on 11 May 1968, in Lucedale, George, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lucedale, George, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Smith Barr
May Graves
Marriage: 26 June 1906
Robert Everett Barr
Carlton Wright Barr
Charles Butler Barr
Edward Lee Barr
Edward Lee Barr

Spouse and Children

26 June 1906
Oakdale, Allen, Louisiana, United States


    Robert Everett Barr


    Carlton Wright Barr



    Edward Lee Barr



Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Everette Graves






    Allie Graves


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 16

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Grave 1.2 French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ ( see Grave ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • May Granes in household of Benjamin Granes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May Barr in household of Charles S Barr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • May Barr in household of Charlie S Barr, "United States Census, 1930"

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