Thomas May

11 December 1840–September 1860 (Age 19)
Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas May was born on 11 December 1840, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George May, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Hobson, was 31. He immigrated to Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1852. He died in September 1860, in Utah, United States, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

George May
1809–1852
Hannah Hobson
1809–1852
Elizabeth May
1830–1852
James May
1832–1910
William May
1836–1838
Harriet Roseann May
1838–1887
Thomas May
1840–1860
Richard May
1843–1910
William May
1846–1852
Joseph May
1848–1849
Emily May
1850–1852

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1843
Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1846
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 14
The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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Sources (9)

  • Thomas May in household of Emily May, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas May in household of George May, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Thomas May, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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