Mae Tankersley

1894–
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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Family Time Line

John Winston Tankersley
1864–
Laura C Bennett
1865–1918
Oscar Charles Tankersley
1885–1948
Carrie Leola Tankersley
1889–1963
Winston Tankersley
1891–1947
Charles Victor Tankersley
1892–1964
Mae Tankersley
1894–
Pearl Tankersley
1896–
Simm Edgar Tankersley
1901–1975
Cora Tankersley
1904–1946
Clarence V Tankersley
1906–1976

Parents and Siblings

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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.
1927

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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