May E McPherson

Female31 July 1891–September 1973

Brief Life History of May E

When May E McPherson was born on 31 July 1891, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, John Fond McPherson, was 27 and her mother, Etta J. Baldwin, was 27. She married Ralph H Platts on 18 October 1913, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died in September 1973, in Michigan, United States, at the age of 82.

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Ralph H Platts
May E McPherson
Marriage: 18 October 1913
Ralph Hollister Platts
Ralph Jr. Platts
Irene May Platts

Sources (12)

  • May E Platts in household of Ralph H Platts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May Mc Pherson, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • May E Mcpherson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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  • Marriage
    18 October 1913Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

    Age 6

    Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

    Age 22

    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a' Phearsain ‘son of the parson or priest’ (see Parsons ).

    History: This is the name of a Highland Scottish clan, part of the Chattan confederation, the founder of which is believed to have been a man named Muireach or Murdo Cattenach, priest of Kingussie in Badenoch in the 9th century.

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

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