May Estella Colegrove

Female31 May 1896–June 1986

Brief Life History of May Estella

When May Estella Colegrove was born on 31 May 1896, in New York, United States, her father, Leslie Adelbert Colegrove, was 20 and her mother, Flora Emma Pelton, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Guy Adelbert Brown. She lived in Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States in 1915 and Monroe, New York, United States in 1920. She died in June 1986, in Livonia, Livonia, Livingston, New York, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Springwater, Springwater, Livingston, New York, United States.

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Guy Adelbert Brown
May Estella Colegrove
Clara Wilhelmina Brown
Leslie Irving Brown
Richard Bruce Brown

Sources (18)

  • May E Brown, "United States Census, 1940"
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • May Estella Colegrove in entry for Guy Adelbert Brown, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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Children (3)

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 21

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.


Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire): variant of Colgrove .

Probably an Americanized form of German Kohlgrube, a habitational name from any of twelve places so named, probably from Middle High German kol ‘coal’ + gruobe ‘pit’, or an altered form of Kohlgraf, an occupational name for an overseer of the coal trade.

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

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