CLEMENT V. MAY, infirmary director, who is prominently identified with the agricultural and political interests
of Hopewell township and resides upon his well improved farm of 121 acres, in section 6, was born October 12, 1865,
in Mercer County, Ohio, and is a son of Elias and Susan (Lazure) May.
The parents of Mr. May were bath natives of Ross County, Ohio. In early married life they settled in Liberty township,
Mercer County, where for many years they. were representative farmers and highly respected residents. The father
died. in September, 1903, but the mother still survives, having reached her 79th year, and lives at Randolph, Nebraska.
Of the children born to Elias May and wife, to survive, as follows: Mary A., who is the wife of A. J. Ricker, of
Indiana; Byron L., who lives in Dublin township; John R., who resides in Hopewell township; Caroline, who is the
widow of Thomas Wright, and a resident of Randolph, Nebraska; Wilson T., who resides in Hopewell township; Clement
V.; Joseph M., who lives near Toledo, Ohio; Daniel, who resides in Nebraska; William W., who lives near Toledo;
and Marion, who is a resident of Randolph, Nebraska.
Clement V. May was reared in Liberty township and attended the public schools. He has always been engaged in agricultural
pursuits, farming and stock raising, and for six seasons he ran a threshing machine, owning a full outfit. He is
one of the progressive men of his locality, in business as well as in public affairs, and is a liberal supporter
of the various agencies at work which are designed to add to the efficiency of the public schools and to increase
interest in agricultural pursuits.
Mr. May was united in marriage with Curley E. McChristy, born in Hopewell township, a daughter of Moses and Elizabeth
(Davis) McChristy, the former of whom is deceased. Mrs. McChristy still resides in this township. Mr. and Mrs.
May have five children, namely: Myrtle E., who is the wife of Tony Hinton, of Liberty township; Nora M., who is
the wife of William Laudahn, of Liberty township; Ina L., and Susanna E. and Laura L.
Politically Mr. May is a Democrat and is influential in his party in this section. He has frequently served as
school director of his district, and in the spring of .1906 was nominated for the office of infirmary director
of Mercer County, to which he was elected in the following November. He belongs to the Knights of Pythias lodge
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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