Mary Elizabeth Maye

19 December 1920–9 April 2009 (Age 88)
Bleckley, Georgia, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Maye was born on 19 December 1920, in Bleckley, Georgia, United States, her father, James Calvin May Sr, was 65 and her mother, Beatrice Burton McEachen, was 29. She died on 9 April 2009, in Macon, Bibb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 88.

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John Walker
Mary Elizabeth Maye
1920–2009

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Calvin May Sr

    Male1854–1937Male

    Beatrice Burton McEachen

    Female1891–1924Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 2

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of May .

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

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Sources (2)

  • U.S. Obituary Collection 1930-2015
  • Headstone for Mary Elizabeth Maye

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