George Duffield May Jr.

Male15 February 1922–15 May 1976

Brief Life History of George Duffield

When George Duffield May Jr. was born on 15 February 1922, in Mercer, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Duffield May Sr., was 30 and his mother, Bernice Jane Clark, was 27. He married Mary Katherine Knipe about 1946. He lived in Lancaster Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 15 May 1976, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Duffield May Jr.
Mary Katherine Knipe
Marriage: about 1946

Sources (4)

  • George D May Jr. in household of George D May, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George May, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • George May in household of George D May, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1946
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 1

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

    Age 1

    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 15

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English male personal name May, a pet form of Matthew (see Mayhew ).

    English, Dutch, and German: from a personal name or nickname 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. In England, this name was possibly also a pet form of Mary or Margaret. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) and Denmark.

    English: nickname from Middle English mey, may ‘kinsman’.

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

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