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 Joseph Henry “Henry” May

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Joseph Henry “Henry” May

  • Birth 4 Jul 1869 Appleton, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 27 Jan 1944 Quitman, Cleburne County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Fairbanks, Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 90734249

Joseph Henry May is listed on the 1880 census in Pope County Arkansas with his mother Susan May age 47 and his brother James Barnes age 27 and head of household. Also listed is James's wife Martha age 18 and thier son James B Barnes, age 4 months. Joseph Henry May and Nancy Elizabeth Gaither married November 23, 1888 in Clinton, Van Buren County Arkansas. They left their marriage license there to be copied and never came back to get it. I have gotten a copy of it. It is at the Van Buren County Arkansas Museum. Joseph Henry (Mase) that is how it was spelled on the 1910 census for Van Buren County Arkansas. It should have been May. He is listed as being 39 and wife Nancy E. May as 36. Children listed at that ime with then are William A. 19, Amanda E. 14, Nancy B. 11, George H. 9, Archie L 7, and John 4. Unverified information on Joseph Henry May is that his father's name was Tom May and his mother's maiden name was Stafford. They had 2 still born children, one buried in Ada Oklahoma and 1 in Oil Trough Arkansas. Another son, Jeffery lived to be 11and is buried in Fort Smith Arkansas.


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  • Created by: Alice Burroughs-Shipley
  • Added: 25 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 90734249
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Henry “Henry” May (4 Jul 1869–27 Jan 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 90734249, citing Fairbanks Cemetery, Fairbanks, Van Buren County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Alice Burroughs-Shipley (contributor 47220230) .