John Henderson Mays

12 January 1930–17 July 1995 (Age 65)
Dante, Russell, Virginia, United States

The Life of John Henderson

When John Henderson Mays was born on 12 January 1930, in Dante, Russell, Virginia, United States, his father, Robert James Mays, was 32 and his mother, Elsie Loney Lovell, was 20. He married Peggy Ann Crummett on 9 April 1950, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. He lived in Castlewood Magisterial District, Russell, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1995, in Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henderson Mays
Ruth Geroldine Howarth
Marriage: 21 December 1955
Patricia Dawn Mays
Michael James Mays

Spouse and Children


    Ruth Geroldine Howarth


21 December 1955
Richmond, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elsie Loney Lovell





    Thomas Mays


    James R Mays



    Frank Roosevelt Mays


+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 11

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 18

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name May ( see May ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William H Mays in household of Robert Mays, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John H Mays in household of Robert Mays, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John H Mays in household of Robert Mays, "United States Census, 1940"

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