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John Benjamin May
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Birth: 1838
Death: 1916

John B. May, aged 78 years, a farmer of DeKalb county, died at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning at Hope hospital following an illness of five weeks due to paralysis. He came to Fort Wayne last fall to visit with his sister, Mrs. Harriet Hobson, and while here took sick.

He was a member of the Christian church at Hamilton and of the G.A.R. post. He served as a member of the Ninety-sixth regiment of Ohio volunteer infantry. Besides the sister he is survived by four sons-James, of Hillsdale; John, of Pierceton; Ora, of Pennsylvania; Carroll, of Coldwater; two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Hines, of Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Ollie Smith, of Coldwater; one step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Crow, of Hamilton; one brother, James May, of Auburn.

THE FORT WAYNE SENTINEL
Wednesday, June 14, 1916
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Married Cornelia (Sherman) Hinman in Feb. 1867

Children:
William H. May
John A. May
James A. May
R. Orestes May
Karl A. May
Harriet Amelia (May) Hine
Olive A. May
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Cornelia Sherman May (1841 - 1900)
 
 Children:
  William H. May (1867 - 1903)*
  Harriet Amelia May Hine (1869 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hamilton Cemetery
Hamilton
Steuben County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jennifer
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67227023
John Benjamin May
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John Benjamin May
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John Benjamin May
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Co. C, 96th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Participated in battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, Sabine Cross-Roads, Cane River, Vicksburg, Jackson, Forts Gaines, Morgan and Spanish, and capture of Mobile. Mustered out with unit 7/7/1865.
- Michael Brewer
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Civil War. Never forgotten.
- Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
 Added: Mar. 13, 2013
 
 
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