Chester Evan May

12 September 1890–13 March 1954 (Age 63)
Bogue Chitto, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Chester Evan

When Chester Evan May was born on 12 September 1890, in Bogue Chitto, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, his father, Albert Ghangler May, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ann Pearce, was 34. He had at least 2 sons with Elizabeth Lee Smith. He died on 13 March 1954, in Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United States.

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Chester Evan May
Elizabeth Lee Smith
Charles Chester May
Carley Ray May

Spouse and Children



    Charles Chester May


    Carley Ray May


Parents and Siblings

    Albert Ghangler May


    Mary Ann Pearce




    Quin C. May



    Robert Wesley May


    Eli May


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

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.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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 (3)

  • Chester Evan May, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Chester Evan May, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Chester Evan May, "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956"

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