May Hills

20 May 1861–30 September 1942 (Age 81)
Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of May

When May Hills was born on 20 May 1861, in Nebraska City, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, her father, Harvey Edgar Hills, was 28 and her mother, Rachel A. Armstrong, was 23. She married Frank Dexter Lanterman on 21 August 1890, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in La Crescenta, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 30 September 1942, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Dexter Lanterman
May Hills
Marriage: 21 August 1890
Harriet Lanterman
Lula Hills Lanterman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 August 1890Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 6
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    Age 25
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hill with genitival -s if a relationship name, attested in Matilda Hilles, 1327 (Somerset), where the genitival form may signify widowhood; or with plural -s if habitational, attested in Johanne de Hyles, 1379 (Bickerstaffe, Lancashire), and Ricardo del Hyles, 1379 (Great Eccleston, Lancashire); or, with post-medieval excrescent -s, probably the most common form.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • May Lanterman in entry for Frank Dexter Lanterman, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • May Hills in household of Harvey E Hills, "United States Census, 1870"
    • May Hells, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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