Lillie Clanin

Female 1880 - 1971


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  • Born  10 Sep 1880  New Sharon, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  4 Jan 1971  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  I4118  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Family  John Clarence May,   b. 21 May 1879, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1959, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  5 May 1905  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Helen Elizabeth May,   b. 10 Jan 1906, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1989, Carlisle, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Fern Louise May,   b. 21 Jan 1909, Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1991, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ruth Evelyn May,   b. 13 Oct 1917, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1981, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F978  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Clarence May and Lillie Clanin
    John Clarence May and Lillie Clanin
    John Clarence May was born May 21, 1879 in Russell, Iowa to James Madison and Mary Eveline Werts May. He died May 8, 1959 in Chartion, Iowa. He married Lillie Clanin on May 5, 1905. She was born September 10, 1880 in New Sharon, Iowa and died January 4, 1971 in Charition, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery in Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Gene Pierce
    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

  • Notes 
    • Chariton Herald-Patriot, January 14, 1971

      MAY - Lillie May, daughter of Albert and Mary Ellen Clanin was born at New Sharon, Sept. 10, 1880 and passed away Jan. 4, 1971 at Chariton Manor at the age of 90 years.

      Her early years were spent at Ipava, Ill.

      On April 5, 1905 she was united in marriage to John May of Russell. To this union were born three daughters; Helen Henderson, Fern Pierce and Ruth Gass. Her husband preceded her in death April 8, 1959.

      For many years she was an active member of the Presbyterian church and was always interested in her church and community.

      Besides her three daughters, she leaves to mourn her passing four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one sister, Jessie Littleton, of Chariton.

      Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Presyberian Church in Russell, conducted by Rev. Sam Baniqued. Interment was in the Russell Cemetery.

      Mosher Funeral Home was in charge of services.