Wiley David May Sr

21 September 1913–26 January 1985 (Age 71)
Cleveland, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Wiley David

When Wiley David May Sr was born on 21 September 1913, in Cleveland, Arkansas, United States, his father, Sidney Thomas May, was 40 and his mother, Lillie Henrietta Hall, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Dorothy Phillips May. He lived in Union Township, Lee, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1985. He died on 26 January 1985, in Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Wiley David May Sr
Carole May
John Robert May
Wiley David May Jr

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    Carole May


    John Robert May


    Wiley David May Jr


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    Alva W. May


    Alice May


    Tom B. May


    Otto T. May


    Otto May


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World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 19

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Wiley May in household of Sidney T May, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wiley May in household of Sidney T May, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wiley David May Tet Sr, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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