Shirley May

26 April 1933–28 July 2004 (Age 71)
Adair, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Shirley

When Shirley May was born on 26 April 1933, in Adair, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Wesley May, was 34 and her mother, Lulah Katherine Sevits, was 32. She lived in Polk Township, Adair, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 28 July 2004, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Wesley May
1899–1975
Lulah Katherine Sevits
1900–1984
Cleo Thomas May
1921–2006
Clifford Harold May
1922–1953
Milton Eugene May
1924–1945
James Edward May
1926–1981
Hershel Harvey May
1928–1928
Rowena May
1929–2015
Shirley May
1933–2004
Theodore (Ted) May
1935–
Franklin Delano May
1937–1937

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World Events (8)

1934 · The Grout Museum
Age 1
The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 2
The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins
Age 22
The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Shirley J May in household of Thomas W May, "United States Census, 1940"

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