Lena Louise May

26 February 1919–3 July 1962 (Age 43)
Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lena Louise

When Lena Louise May was born on 26 February 1919, in Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska, United States, her father, Sherman Franklin May, was 46 and her mother, Lena Bertha Nielson, was 32. She married William Thomas Hatch on 21 September 1936, in Utah, Utah, United States. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 3 July 1962, in California, United States, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Hatch
Lena Louise May
Marriage: 21 September 1936

Spouse and Children

21 September 1936
Utah, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ole Franklin May


    Alice Edna May


    Myrtle Goldie May



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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 2

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.

Age 12

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Lena Cudeford in household of Elvie Cudeford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lena May in household of Sherman F May, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lena Louise Marcy, „California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994“

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