Kirk May

5 April 1914–7 November 1953 (Age 39)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Kirk

When Kirk May was born on 5 April 1914, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Robert Elbert May, was 36 and his mother, Ethel Lee Burrows, was 28. He married Clara Louise Cruse on 17 March 1933, in McClain, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 November 1953, at the age of 39, and was buried in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kirk May
1914–1953
Clara Louise Cruse
1913–2000
Marriage: 17 March 1933
Mary Roberta Mayes
1940–2017

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 March 1933
McClain, Oklahoma, United States
children

(1)

    Mary Roberta Mayes

    Female1940–2017Female

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1927

Age 13

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Danish, Dutch, and German: from a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ) or any of its many cognates, for example Norman French Maheu.2 English, French, Dutch, and German: from a nickname or personal name 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.3 English: nickname from Middle English may ‘young man or woman’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kirk May in household of Robert E May, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kirk A May in household of Robert E May, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kirk May, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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