May Piney

March 1874–

The Life of May

May Piney was born in March 1874, in Denmark. She married John B. Overholt on 16 July 1892, in Sullivan, Muskegon, Michigan, United States. She lived in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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John B. Overholt
May Piney
Marriage: 16 July 1892

Spouse and Children

16 July 1892
Sullivan, Muskegon, Michigan, United States

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 5

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 32

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEidhnigh ‘descendant of Eidneach’ or Ó hAdhnaigh ‘descendant of Adhnach’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • May Kennison in household of Henry Kennison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Piney May Kennison, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Piney May Kennison, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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