Mae Tankersley

Georgia, United States

The Life of Mae

When Mae Tankersley was born in 1894, in Georgia, United States, her father, John Winston Tankersley, was 30 and her mother, Laura C Bennett, was 29. She lived in District 872, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1910.

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John Winston Tankersley
Laura C Bennett
Oscar Charles Tankersley
Carrie Leola Tankersley
Winston Tankersley
Charles Victor Tankersley
Mae Tankersley
Pearl Tankersley
Simm Edgar Tankersley
Cora Tankersley
Clarence V Tankersley

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 12

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

Age 33

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tankersley in South Yorkshire (formerly in the West Riding), named in Old English as ‘Tancred's clearing (lēah)’. Compare Italian Tancredi .

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

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Sources (2)

  • May Tankersley in household of John Tankersley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary C Tankesley in household of John W Tankesley, "United States Census, 1900"

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