Kate Lee Tolley

2 February 1875–6 April 1954 (Age 79)
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States

The Life of Kate Lee

When Kate Lee Tolley was born on 2 February 1875, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States, her father, Hezakiah Tolley, was 29 and her mother, America Jane Agner, was 30. She married Henry Wilson Mays about 1894, in Rockbridge, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lynchburg, Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Brookville Magisterial District, Campbell, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1954, in Campbell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wilson Mays
Kate Lee Tolley
Marriage: 1894
Ollie Wayland Mays
Percy Wilson Mays
Frances Ruby "Fannie" Mays
Margaret Louise Mays
Bessie Ellen Mays

Spouse and Children

    Henry Wilson Mays



Rockbridge, Virginia, United States


    Ollie Wayland Mays


    Percy Wilson Mays


    Frances Ruby "Fannie" Mays


    Margaret Louise Mays


    Bessie Ellen Mays


Parents and Siblings

    Hezakiah Tolley


    America Jane Agner




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 19

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly West Midlands): from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Toll ( see Towle ).2 Probably an altered spelling of German Tolle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kate Mays in household of Charles Coleman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kate Mays in household of Henry Mays, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Catherine Mays in household of Henry Mays, "United States Census, 1910"

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