Evie Elmyra May

15 April 1900–4 February 1998 (Age 97)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Evie Elmyra

When Evie Elmyra May was born on 15 April 1900, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Metticus Walter May, was 30 and her mother, Evalena Parthena "Lena" Clark, was 24. She lived in Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1935 and Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 4 February 1998, in Copiah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Metticus Walter May
Evalena Parthena "Lena" Clark
Lexie May
Gladys Kneely May
Evie Elmyra May
Myrtle Alice May
Mary May
Metticus Walter May
Ethys Marguerite May
Lena Virginia May

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Evie May in household of M W May, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Evvie May in household of Metticus W May, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Evie E May in household of Lexie May, "United States Census, 1920"

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