William Stanford May

Male 1882 - 1967


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  • Born  7 Nov 1882  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Jan 1967  Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1865  Virts
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2014 

    Father  James Madison May,   b. 25 Jan 1849, Monroe County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1912, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Eveline Werts,   b. 1 Sep 1857, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1932, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Dec 1874  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F956  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah Esther Clodfelter,   b. 17 Jun 1887, Kellerton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1939, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Apr 1907  Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nola Kathryn May,   b. 1 Aug 1908, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1995, Coralville, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Stanford May,   b. 31 Jul 1910, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1912, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Alice Vivian May,   b. 23 Feb 1912, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1912, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mabel Esther May,   b. 19 May 1913, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 2008, Iowa City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James David May,   b. 1 Jun 1915, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1934, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Harold Clodfelter May,   b. 6 Aug 1916, Wayne County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1976, Wheat Ridge, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F980  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Clarence May, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May, Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb, Ruth Evelyn May
Gass
    John Clarence May, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May, Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb, Ruth Evelyn May Gass
    Standing left to right: John Clarence May, unknown, Walter Lloyd May, Junia Effie May VanNice, William Stanford May, George Albert May. Sitting left to right: Lillie Clanin May, Helen Elizabeth May Henderson, Fern Louise May Pierce, unknown, Elizabeth May Johnson May, Belle Susie May Bradley, Ada Mabel May Robb. Front: Ruth Evelyn May
    Gass, others unknown.

    Photo courtesy of Gene Pierce
    John Madison May Family
    John Madison May Family
    Photo courtesy of Mary Elizabeth Noonan Jensen

  • Notes 
    • Chariton Leader, January 24, 1967

      MAY - William Stanford May, son of James Madison and Mary Evaline May was born near Russell on November 7, 1882, and passed away at Lucas County Memorial hospital on January 10, 1967 at the age of 84 years and two months. For the past 60 years he lived on his farm on the Lucas-Wayne county line, south of Russell.

      He graduated from Russell high school and attended Simpson college. He was a faithful life-long member of the United Presbyterian church of Russell.

      On April 11, 1907 he was married to Sadie E. Clodfelter. To them six children were born. Mrs. May, William Stanford, Alice Vivian and James David preceded him in death. Surviving children are Mrs. Harold M. (Nola) Hall of Bellevue, Nebr., Mrs. Clark E. (Mable) Jones of Iowa City and Harold C. May of Denver, Colo. Seven grandchildren, Mrs. John (Kathy Jones) Kaser, Clark, Alan, and Chauncey Jones, Billy, Roger and Ann Mari May. There are two great-grandchildren, Laura and John Kaser.

      He was one of a family of eight children. Two brothers who preceded him in death were James V. and John C. May, two sisters Mrs. Mabel Robb and Mrs. Junia Van Nice. Those who survive are Dr. George May of Forest Grove, Ore., Lloyd May of Russell and Mrs. Belle Bradley of Zwingle and an aunt, Mrs. Mable Allen of Chariton, many nieces and nephews.

      Mr. May was devoted to his family and maintained a lifelong interest in farming and local and world events.

      Funeral services were held at Woodman Funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 12, 1967. Interment was in the Russell cemetery.