|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1883|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1970|
Minnie Agnes Muskat was the 8th and youngest child of John Muskat and Amelia Shoemaker. Her father left home when Minnie was a small child to look for gold in Colorado and was never heard from except for a letter from Cripple Creek, Colorado that included a "gold nugget for his little Minnie." To this day, no one knows what ever became of him.
Most of Minnie's siblings did not live to adulthood. When William Logan May wanted to court Minnie, she refused at first as she did not want to leave her mother all alone. Will understood and after their marriage on March 18, 1903, Emily would live with them for the rest of her life.
Will and Minnie had 9 children: Benjamin James, Esther "Ruth" Belle, Estelle Golda Victoria, Virgil Thomas, Albert Earl, Ida Lenora, Alma Daphine, Myrtle Yvonne and Velma Lee May.
Minnie was a good and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren called her "Granny May". They would grow up considering "Granny" a Love Word. Money was always tight for Minnie's family. One Christmas when there was just no money for presents, Minnie startled the children by letting out a yell, "You come back here you mean old man!" and taking off down the street with a broom. She was crippled when a gate fell on her as a child so running wasn't easy. She came back and sorrowfully told the children that Santa had told her that he wouldn't be leaving any gifts that year. She told them that they would just show him by having a nice dinner and having a happy day to spite him. In the end, the Salvation Army came through with gifts for the children but it was a memory they would cherish when they were adults.
"Granny" remains a Love Word - even to Minnie's great-great grandchildren.
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Amelia Shoemaker Muskat (1851 - 1918)
William Logan May (1882 - 1957)*
Estelle Golda Victoria May Watkins (1907 - 1950)*
Virgil Thomas May (1910 - 1977)*
Albert Earl May (1913 - 1985)*
Ida Lenora May Hausey (1916 - 1969)*
Alma Daphine May Partridge (1919 - 2005)*
Myrtle Yvonne May Partridge (1922 - 2007)*
Velma Lee May Hines (1927 - 1999)*
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Record added: Mar 26, 2005
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