Rebecca May

19 October 1864–23 December 1913 (Age 49)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Rebecca

When Rebecca May was born on 19 October 1864, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William May, was 27 and her mother, Mary Boyer, was 24. She married Charles M. Turner in 1883. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Benedict, York, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Lockridge Township, York, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died on 23 December 1913, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Benedict, York, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles M. Turner
1855–1919
Rebecca May
1864–1913
Marriage: 1883
John William Turner
1884–1922
Child { unknown}
1886–
Charles Jacob Turner
1888–1973
Elita M. Turner
1890–
Pearl A. Turner
1895–
Minnie S. Turner
1897–
Bueluh Turner
1904–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1883
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William May

    Male1837–1918Male

    Mary Boyer

    Female1840–Female

siblings

(11)

    Matilda May

    Female1860–Female

    Josiah May

    Male1864–1920Male

    Female1864–1913Female

    Mary Ellen May

    Female1865–1942Female

    John Benjamin May

    Male1867–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1865

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 13

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 17

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Rebecca May in household of William May, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Turner in household of C M Turner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rebecca Turner in household of Charles M Turner, "United States Census, 1900"

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