Metticus Walter May

20 September 1869–6 March 1939 (Age 69)
Lincoln, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Metticus Walter

When Metticus Walter May was born on 20 September 1869, in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Madison May, was 35 and his mother, Elmyra Jane Smith, was 26. He married Evalena Parthena "Lena" Clark on 29 January 1896, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Beat 2, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 March 1939, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Lincoln, Mississippi, United States.

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Metticus Walter May
Evalena Parthena "Lena" Clark
Marriage: 29 January 1896
Lexie May
Gladys Kneely May
Evie Elmyra May
Myrtle Alice May
Mary May
Metticus Walter May
Ethys Marguerite May
Lena Virginia May

Spouse and Children

29 January 1896
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 8

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

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.

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)

  • Metticus W May, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Metticus W May, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maticus May in household of John May, "United States Census, 1870"

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