Richard May

9 July 1843–26 January 1910 (Age 66)
Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard May was born on 9 July 1843, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George May, was 34 and his mother, Hannah Hobson, was 34. He married Lucinda May about 1863, in Shoshone Indian Reservation, Fremont, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States in 1880 and Shoshone Indian Reservation, Fremont, Wyoming, United States in 1895. He registered for military service in 1876. He died on 26 January 1910, in Burris, Fremont, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Dry Creek, Park, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard May
Annie Calhoun
Marriage: 11 December 1900
Frank Richard May
Clarinda May

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1900Wind River Indian Agency, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English male personal name May, a pet form of Matthew (see Mayhew ).English, Dutch, and German: from a personal name or nickname 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. In England, this name was possibly also a pet form of Mary or Margaret. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark.English: nickname from Middle English mey, may ‘kinsman’.

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

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    Sources (15)

    • Richard May, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Richard May in entry for Frank May and Orpha Riemann, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Richard May in household of Emily May, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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