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Harvey Henry May
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1804
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 22, 1886
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA

He invented the reaper before McCormick and the self-scouring steel plow before Deere but did not receive widespread recognition.

See son's bio for more info. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ellis May (1772 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Delia D May (1808 - 1868)*
 
 Children:
  Samuel Wells May (1836 - 1918)*
  Delia C May Phinister (1839 - 1907)*
  Harvey Lucius May (1840 - 1917)*
  Mary Otis May Holland (1843 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harvey Henry May (1804 - 1886)
  Philander Franklin May (1806 - 1893)*
  Judith Shaler May Powell (1809 - 1846)*
  Aaron Ellis May (1811 - 1884)*
  Laura May (1813 - 1813)*
  James Christie May (1819 - 1873)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Father
 
Burial:
Hope Cemetery
Galesburg
Knox County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 267
 
Maintained by: Jim Ferris
Originally Created by: Florence Banks
Record added: Jun 29, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5579950
Harvey Henry May
Added by: Jim Ferris
 
Harvey Henry May
Added by: M. Ferris
 
Harvey Henry May
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Added by: Stanley Weidenhammer
 
 
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 Added: Jun. 29, 2001
 
 
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