Mae Jeanette Semeyn

13 October 1892–3 March 1994 (Age 101)
Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Mae Jeanette

When Mae Jeanette Semeyn was born on 13 October 1892, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, her father, Cornelius Lawrence Semeyn, was 24 and her mother, Lucy Agnes Van Dam, was 25. She married Robert Bruce Colborn on 20 November 1913, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 3 March 1994, in Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 101, and was buried in Milford City Cemetery, Milford, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bruce Colborn
Mae Jeanette Semeyn
Marriage: 20 November 1913
Ruth Elizabeth Wolf Colborn
Robert Bruce Colborn Jr
Helen Mae Colborn
Marian Colborn
Jeannette Colborn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 November 1913Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 4
    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.
    1896 · Utah Becomes a State
    Age 4
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 27
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Variant spelling of May , possibly influenced by Maeve . It was borne by the American film actress Mae West ( 1892–1980 ), whose prominent bust led to her name being given, by members of the RAF, to a type of inflatable life jacket used in the Second World War. This spelling is not much used, except in compounds such as Ellie-Mae, Lily-Mae, and Daisy-Mae.

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

    Sources (21)

    • May Lemeyn in entry for Robert Colburn, "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914"
    • May J Colburn in household of Robert B Colburn, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Mae J. Semeyn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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