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Netta Raef May
Birth: Sep. 23, 1893
Death: Feb. 9, 1920
Boos
Jasper County
Illinois, USA

Netta Mary (or Mary Annette) Raef May was the daughter of Louis T Raef and Josephine Paulus Long Raef. She married Ira I May on April 24, 1914. They had four children: Melvin, Rhea, Mildred and George. She died of influenza at the age of 26, 8 days after their son George James May was born. The boys were raised by their father Ira and the two girls were raised by Netta's half-sister Josephine Long Resch.

Her son Melvin died in 1922 at the age of 7. George died at the age of 19 in 1939 of a car accident. Melvin and George lay on either side of her in the family cemetery. Rhea died at the age of 28 in 1942. Mildred, her remaining child, lived a very long and happy life and died at the age of 82.

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Mrs. Ira May, a young married woman of near Boos Station, died last night from influenzal-pneumonia, following child-birth a couple of weeks ago. She was a daughter of the late Louis Raef and his first wife, and is survived by her husband, four children and other relatives. ~From Newton (IL)Press: 2/10/1920
 
 
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 Parents:
  Josephine Louise Paulus Raef (1854 - 1943)
 
 Spouse:
  Ira Irvin May (1890 - 1991)*
 
 Children:
  Melvin Russell May (1915 - 1922)*
  Rhea Marie May Whitener (1917 - 1945)*
  Mildred Mary May Jansen (1918 - 2002)*
  George James May (1920 - 1939)*
 
 Sibling:
  Josephine Long Resch (1885 - 1964)*
  Netta Raef May (1893 - 1920)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Vanderhoof Cemetery
Newton
Jasper County
Illinois, USA
 
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