Jane May

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane May was born in 1877, in Tregony, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, William May, was 35 and her mother, Jane Miners, was 30. She married Thomas Hooper in April 1898, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 16 December 1963, in Probus, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hooper
Jane May
Marriage: April 1898
Stanley Clive Hooper
Charley Hooper
Doris Hooper
Katie Hooper
Gladys Hooper
Mabel Hooper

Sources (4)

  • Jane May in household of William May, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • May in entry for Mabel Hooper, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Janey Hooper in household of Thomas Hooper, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


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1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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