Frederick John Augustus May

14 January 1844–19 May 1910 (Age 66)
Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Frederick John Augustus

When Frederick John Augustus May was born on 14 January 1844, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John May, was 34 and his mother, Mary Sternie King Lewis, was 21. He married Jane Murchie Hunter on 22 January 1872. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He immigrated to World in 1880 and lived in Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 19 May 1910, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Frederick John Augustus May
Elizabeth Alma Sahlberg
Marriage: 20 September 1885
Orson Sahlberg May
Lillie Elizabeth May
Alma Nephi May
Parley William Sahlberg May
Olga Lillian May
Lorenzo Lewis May
Vera Adelaide May

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  • Marriage
    20 September 1885
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 4
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 19
    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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    FREDERICK JOHN AUGUSTUS MAY was born on Paget Street, Southampton, Hampshire, England on Jan 16, 1844. Father's name John May, Mother's maiden name Mary Sternie King Lewis. Baptized May 6, 1868 by J …

    Sources (50)

    • Fred J May in entry for John Henry May, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Frederick May, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Fred J May in entry for George B Bourne and Olga Lillian May, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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