Biography of John T. May
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





JOHN T. MAY, shoemaker and toll gate keeper, Springfield. John T. May, son of James and Jane (Terrode) May, was born in Springfield, this county, Oct. 13, 1827; he lived at home attending school until 14 years of age, when he began the trade of boot and shoe making, and has worked at said trade ever since; and during all that time there has never been a week that he was out of work. In 1862, he moved to his present residence to take charge of the toll gate on the Springfield and Urbana Pike, and has faithfully and honorably discharged said duty to all concerned, and will no doubt continue to do so. He was married, Nov. 7, 1852, to Margaret Hammond, daughter of William and Nancy (Rayner) Hammond. They have had seven children, three of whom are living, viz., Charles O., Effie A. and Irene. Charles was married, Dec. 2, 1880, to Ada Seifers. Mr. May's parents were both born and raised and were married on the Guernsey Island, which is located in the English Channel. They came to America in 1816, and to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1817, where they lived the remainder of their natural lives. The mother departed this life in 1864, and the father in 1866. Mrs. May (John T.'s wife), was born in England Sept. 20, 1828; came to America with her parents in 1830, and to Clark Co., Ohio, in 1832. Mr. May was Director of the Clark County Infirmary four successive years. He has lived a good, congenial life, always looking at the bright side of everything. His father was a cooper by trade, and carried on business in Springfield.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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