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 Maria Wheaton “May” <I>Seymour</I> Astle

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Maria Wheaton “May” Seymour Astle

  • Birth 7 Dec 1870 Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 1957 Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 7049043

She was a twin to Jennie Louise Seymour (my maternal great-grandmother). They were born at home on Wampanoag Trail in Barrington, RI. Their parents were Capt. William Francis Seymour and Mary Anne Wheaton. Since their mother was an invalid due to Myelitis and died when they were only 17, they then lived with their aunt Juliette Lucretia Peck Seymour.
"May", as she prefered to be called was a wonderful cook. She graduated from "Normal School", a teaching school and was also a court stenographer.
May was always beautifully dressed and stylish. She had her own dressmaker.
She married Herbert Astle on September 24, 1900, they didn't have any children. She was his 2nd wife.
She had breast cancer but did survive it, although she became withdrawn because it was so devastating and she had to have one or both breasts removed, I am not sure which. She died of old age, three years after her twin.
Twins run every other generation on the maternal side in our family. May and Jennie's grandaughters: Martha and Jean are twins (who died at 97, on the same day!).

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  • Created by: Sue Williams
  • Added: 2 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7049043
  • Sue Williams
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Wheaton “May” Seymour Astle (7 Dec 1870–1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7049043, citing Princes Hill Burial Ground, Barrington, Bristol County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Sue Williams (contributor 46538018) .