Charley Mays

Male27 April 1860–11 March 1935

Brief Life History of Charley

When Charley Mays was born on 27 April 1860, in Collin, Texas, United States, his father, Henry Mayes, was 30 and his mother, Betty Mclean, was 24. He married Belle Harrington on 13 September 1881, in Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, Denton, Texas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 7, Denton, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 11 March 1935, in Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pilot Point, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charley Mays
Belle Harrington
Marriage: 13 September 1881
Willie Mays
Lonnie Mays
Lutie Mays
James E Mays
Mary E Mays
Elmer Mayes

Sources (8)

  • Charles Mayes in household of Henry Mayes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Mayes, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Charley Mayes, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 September 1881Collin, Texas, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

    Age 1

    On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

    Age 21

    Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Mayes .

    German: variant of Mais .

    Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Thomas . In North America, this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Maijs.

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

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