Henry May

about 1879–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Henry

When Henry May was born about 1879, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John William May, was 31 and his mother, Martha Culbertson, was 19. He lived in Beat 3, Scott, Mississippi, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

John William May
1848–1926
Martha Culbertson
1860–1918
John P May
1877–1908
Henry May
1879–
Isry May
1894–
Alex May
1897–
Ruben Edward May
1880–1952
Louisa May
1882–1929
Sylvester May
1882–1900
Alonza May
1884–1900
William N May
1888–1963
Curtis May
1890–1900
Ezra Elijah May
1892–1963
David Elette May
1894–1928

Parents and Siblings

    Male1848–1926Male

    Martha Culbertson

    Female1860–1918Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 28

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

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 (1)

  • Henry May in household of John May, "United States Census, 1880"

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