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Theodore "Dory" May1

b. 15 August 1873 or 7 August 1876, d. 14 July 1967

Father Silas May1 b. 14 December 1850, d. 26 July 1944
Mother Ann Elizabeth Sheirer1 b. 25 August 1853, d. 1 September 1939
Pop-up Pedigree

Family Zora Catherine Powell b. 23 July 1882, d. 7 March 1947
Marriage*   Principal=Zora Catherine Powell3 
Children  1. Gladys Mary May b. 14 Jun 1903
  2. Kenneth William May b. 4 Jul 1904, d. 3 May 1988
  3. Melda Grace May b. 30 Aug 1907, d. 7 Aug 1908
  4. Harry "Babe" St. Clair May b. 23 Jul 1910, d. 6 Sep 1907
  5. Mary "Sue" Marie May b. 8 Oct 1914, d. Dec 1983
  6. Warren Melvin May b. 15 Aug 1916, d. 6 Jan 1963
  7. Dorothy Rose May b. 25 Aug 1918, d. 1999
  8. Theodore "Teddy" Miles May b. a 1920
  9. Myron "Bud" May b. 5 Nov 1920, d. Nov 1971

Census*   1880 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, Page 176A
(Enumerated with father, Silas May)
66, 67, May, Theodore, W, M, 4, , Son, 1, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Penn., PA, PA, 
SSN*   Theo MAY
Birth Date: 7 Aug 1876
Death Date: Jul 1967
Social Security Number: 543-22-2573
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Oregon
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 95501
Localities: Eureka, Humboldt, California
Note*   Theodore worked as a coal miner for several years.
Theodore was living in Oregon in 1944 and Montana for a while before finally settling doen in Centralia, Lewis Co., WA.

Aimee Stout and various LDS records list Theodore's birth as taking place in Juanita Twp. They give that date as 15 Aug 1873 as does the California Death index. The SSDI gives the date as Aug 7 1876. Both the SSDI and the California Death Index list the same SSN. The CA Death index lists the place of birth as Oregon and the mother's maiden name as Bowser.

A delayed birth certificate for Theodore was created on 21 Sep 1942 and was sworn to by Theodore and affidavits made by his father Silas May, G.A. Hillegass and Andrew Robertson and is filed in the Orphan's court of Bedford Co., PA. This delayed certificate gives the birth date as 7 Aug 1876 and the birth place as Buffalo Mills. This information comes from Lisa Jane . The SSN would have recorded whatever birth data was given them at the time of the application. Theo might have been mistaken as to that date as surely there is some dicrepency even in records that his family would have been involved in. The CA Death index would have gotten his date of death from the death certificate and that wass probably supplied by the family. 
Marriage*   Principal=Zora Catherine Powell3 
Birth* 15 August 1873 or 7 August 1876  Juniata Twp. or Buffalo Mills, Bedford Co., PA, (See notes)4,1,5,2 
Burial* July 1967  Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis Co., WA4,3 
Death* 14 July 1967  The record giving this date ends in "or" which suggests there is another date in question.6 

Last Edited 23 May 2002

  1. [S155] Aimee Benitez Personal Research, Aimee Benitez.
  2. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  3. [S189] Lisa Young Personal Research, Lisa Young.
  4. [S101] Church of Latter Day Saints, "LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File, Submitter: HAL G. FERGUSON
    1785 NORTH 2000 WEST
    REXBURG ID 83440.
  5. [S77] California Death Index.
  6. [S162] Friends of the Samuel May House, online

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