May Carver

19 November 1875–24 February 1964 (Age 88)
Lee Center, Calhoun, Michigan, United States

The Life of May

When May Carver was born on 19 November 1875, in Lee Center, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, her father, Henry Carver, was 26 and her mother, Mary Etta Bull, was 18. She married Homer Allison Clute on 17 October 1895, in Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lee Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 24 February 1964, in Marshall, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Convis Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Homer Allison Clute
May Carver
Marriage: 17 October 1895
Pearl Clute
Leslie Burdines Clute
Bernadine Clute

Spouse and Children

17 October 1895
Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Pearl Clute


    Leslie Burdines Clute


    Bernadine Clute


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Carver


    Mary Etta Bull





    Pearl Carver


    Bertha M. Carver





World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 25

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a carver of wood or a sculptor of stone, from an agent derivative of Middle English kerve(n) ‘to cut or carve’.2 English: occupational name for a plowman, from Anglo-Norman French caruier, from Late Latin carrucarius, a derivative of carruca ‘cart’, ‘plow’.3 Americanized spelling of German Garber , Gerber , or Körber ( see Koerber ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • May C Clute in household of Homer Clute, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Clute in household of Homer Clute, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May Carver in household of Henry Carver, "United States Census, 1880"

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