Person Sheet


Name Henry Braxton MAY
Birth 1861, Mathias (?) VA/WVA
Death 1909, Escuintla, Guatemala
Father Captain James M. MAY (1833-1900)
Mother Catherine MOYER (1832-1896)
Spouses
1 Trinidad Rosa ORELLANA
Birth ca 1870, Guatemala City
Death ca 1928, Guatemala City
Marriage 26 Jan 1899
Children Enrique Braxton (1901-1950)
Verta (1903-1909)
Rosa Inocenta (1908-1983)
2 Libbe QUAVER (?)
Birth abt 1865, Mathias, Hardy Co., W.V.
Notes for Henry Braxton MAY
Henry Braxton May, born 1862, migrated, about 1893, to Central America to work on the railroad. He is listed, in memos, as Road Master of about half of the intercontinental line, from Guatemala City to the Port of San Jose, on the Pacific Ocean. To read about Henry May's railroad career go to:

http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/RailroadHenryBraxtonMay.jpg

Henry Braxton May settled in Guatemala City, married Trinidad Rosa Orellana, and started his family. They had a boy, named Enrique, the Spanish version of Henry. This was Henry #2. They also had 2 daughters, Verta and Rosa. Verta died in infancy. Henry B. May passed away when his son was only 7 years. Later descendants lost tract of their May and Whetsel roots. Only, recently, in 1997, through research and DNA testing, did they establish their true heritage.

The information for Henry Braxton May was supplied by a descendant of Catherine Moyer and James M. May.

For a photo of Henry Braxton May, Rosa Orellana May and their children go to:
http://webpages.charter.net/cwfw/Photographs/HenryBMayAndChildrenC1909.jpg
Last Modified 14 Jan 2006 Created 26 Apr 2006 using Reunion for Macintosh

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