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Meredith May (#48078445)
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Bio Photo I'm Meredith May, a PhD student in US History at Texas Christian University. I was born and raised in Huntington, TX in Angelina County and have family roots in Angelina, Cherokee, and Houston counties. I study gender and labor in the post-World War II era, focusing on the creation of masculine and feminine identities in blue-collar settings. My MA thesis was on women and the East Texas timber products industry from 1935-1975. It is available on the ProQuest database online as "Pine Resin in their Veins." It was inspired by and dedicated to my great-grandaunt, Hattie Butler, who I was very close to and miss every day.
I like to say that I was raised by a tribe of women. My mother, grandmother (Dorothy Price), great-grandmother (Malissia Price), and great-grandaunt all participated heavily in my upbringing. As an only child, an only grandchild, and an only great-grandchild on my maternal side, I came from a very small, tightly knit family, and it has been fascinating over the past five years, with the resources I am accorded as a graduate student, to flesh out my family tree. I am in the process of getting a blog documenting the fabulous and amazing people in my family off the ground. The bones of it are here: http://piecesofmmay.blogspot.com/
I would love to help others. If you need any photos from Fort Worth or the surrounding area, where I am currently located for school, just shoot me a message!
Also, starting this May (2013), I am available to help with any family research that you need. I am extremely fortunate to have access, as a graduate student, to lots of resources. I can search databases for your family members, as well as other records. I will also be available to make runs to the National Archives in Fort Worth for anyone who needs scans or copies of records but cannot come to the Fort Worth branch to do so themselves. Unless you want a full family tree with biographies, I will do all these searches and archive runs for free. We should all be able to learn about our families without paying an arm and a leg.
I am always interested in hearing more about the Mays and Moores of Houston County, the Prices, Stephensons, and Butlers of Angelina and Cherokee County. Also, if you have any stories of women in your family who worked in a blue-collar industry (preferably in Texas) from 1935-1975, I would love to hear them and possibly document them, with your permission, for my dissertation. Our families are wonderful, and we should share their stories with the world.
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Willis Price
I am sorry for the loss of you grandfather. I noticed that his obituary has not been posted or a memorial created yet on findagrave.
Donna
Added by seemore on Jul 24, 2015 9:21 AM
seemore
Willard and Oma MGuire transfers
Meredith,
I have gladly transferred your relatives to you. Please don't let some people's curtness to your novice discourage you from working on findagrave to gather your family members. Even though their instructions were correct, it could have been tempered with KINDNESS!! Keep on grave hunting. If you need any help, I am here for you. And after reading your bio, I may be calling on you for some research. Thanks
-donna
Added by seemore on Mar 20, 2013 4:52 AM
Connie Dancer
RE: James William May
I would be glad to transfer James William Mays, but I need his number and your number to transfer.
Added by Connie Dancer on Mar 19, 2013 1:26 AM
seemore
RE: Michael Lee Price and Stephenson family
I have gladly transferred your loved ones to you. If you have any questions about editing and connecting family members, I would be happy to explain to you. BEWARE!! This can be very addictive.
-Donna
Added by seemore on Mar 18, 2013 10:04 PM
 

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