|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1865|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1931|
Winston O. May, one of Wade township's most prominent farmers, passed away at his home in the Vanderhoof neighborhood southeast of Newton, Sunday evening at 9 o'clock, following an extended illness from heart and kidney trouble. He was about 65 years of age.
Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Ella May; four sons, Erie O. May of Robinson, Ira I May of Roberts, John May of near Newton, and Olen Edgar May of Houston, Texas; daughter, Mrs. Everett (Eunice) Jenkins of Olney; brother Clarence O. May of the Vanderhoof neighborhood; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Ida) O. Reed of Newton and Mrs. Ira (Maggie) Dudley of Springfield; grand-children; and many other relatives and numerous friends also survive to mourn his loss.
His son Lee preceded his father in death, having passed away on November 12, 1909, at the age of 17.
The deceased spent his entire life in the neighborhood of his birth, having never lived more than two miles from his birthplace. His body was interred in the Vanderhoof cemetery. This cemetery has been the burial place of the family since the first settlements of the Vanderhoof community. The name of both the country community and the cemetery is the name of the earliest settlers and the family name of his mother, Mrs. Margaret Vanderhoof May.
While the deceased never became a member of any church, he was always active, regular and loyal in his support of the rural church near his home as long as it existed and none will gainsay that he lived an upright and religious life. He was quiet in manner and yet genial and likeable, always active and industrious. One of his regrets during his late illness seemed to be that he could not continue his usual activity about his farm home. He was always ready to assist a neighbor, a friend or anyone in need at any time that help was needed. He was a wonderful husband and father; his neighbors say that he was a good man, and what better can be said of any man?
Funeral services at the country home Wednesday, January 28 at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. W.E. Shirey, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Robinson and Rev. John L. Hess of Newton. Mrs. D.R. Love, and Mrs. Dorris Sims furnished the music. Pallbearers were nephews of the deceased.
Newton (IL) Press: 1-27-1931
John Andrew May (1813 - 1896)
Margaret Lavinia Vanderhoof May (1840 - 1886)
Cynthia Ella Upton May (1869 - 1951)*
Eric Oscar May (1889 - 1965)*
Ira Irvin May (1890 - 1991)*
Lee Upton May (1892 - 1909)*
John Thomas May (1896 - 1978)*
Eunice Marie May Jenkins (1904 - 1988)*
Winston Otis May (1865 - 1931)
Ida Eliza May Reed (1867 - 1953)*
Clarence Olen May (1874 - 1943)*
Oda May Swick (1878 - 1920)*
Margaret Lillian May Dudley (1881 - 1943)*
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Originally Created by: Russ Bickers
Record added: Mar 17, 2007
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