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
Rebecca May
Marriage: 1883
John William Turner
Child { unknown}
Charles Jacob Turner
Elita M. Turner
Pearl A. Turner
Minnie S. Turner
Bueluh Turner

Spouse and Children



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William May


    Mary Boyer




    Matilda May


    Josiah May



    Mary Ellen May


    John Benjamin May


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


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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