May H Elgin (1874 - 1969)

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May H Elgin
1874 - 1969
updated February 06, 2019
May H Elgin was born on May 12, 1874. She died on September 15, 1969 at 95 years old. We know that May H Elgin had been residing in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi 38834.


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May H Elgin passed away on September 15, 1969 at age 95. She was born on May 12, 1874. We are unaware of information about May's family or relationships. We know that May H Elgin had been residing in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi 38834.
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In 1874, in the year that May H Elgin was born, on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1880, by the time she was only 6 years old, on August 14th Cologne Cathedral, in Germany, was finally completed. Construction began in 1248, was halted in 1473, and then begun again in the 1800's - completed after 632 years.

In 1903, she was 29 years old when two brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, flew the first powered heavier-than-air plane. They flew 4 times in one day - the longest flight lasting 59 seconds and a little over 852 feet. While the brothers had notified several newspapers of their attempt, only one - a local paper - covered it. After their 4th flight, a gust of wind caught the plane, turned it over, and totaled it.

In 1924, she was 50 years old when Macy's department store in New York held its first "Thanksgiving parade" on November 27th at 9a - during church services but leaving plenty of time to attend the big football game between Syracuse and Columbia universities. The parade was held as a way to promote the opening of the “World’s Largest Store” and its 1 million square feet of retail space in Manhattan’s Herald Square. The parade was 6 miles long and included floats, Macy's employees dressed as clowns, cowboys, and sword-wielding knights, and animals from Central Park Zoo. Santa Claus, of course, brought up the rear - opening the Christmas shopping season for Macy's.

In 1969, in the year of May H Elgin's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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Sanford A Elgin
Feb 5, 1913 - Sep 15, 1999
Longwood, FL
Margaret Elgin
Apr 1, 1887 - December 1984
Duncan, Oklahoma
Clifford W Elgin
Aug 23, 1917 - Mar 3, 1993
Bagley, MN
Ernest Elgin
Feb 11, 1904 - September 1983
Alexandria, Virginia
W Swem Elgin
May 7, 1897 - January 1971
John Elgin
Aug 10, 1908 - November 1982
Hamlet, Indiana
Lloyd Elgin
May 5, 1880 - September 1964
Emil Elgin
Jan 3, 1899 - February 1966
Chicago, Illinois
James D Elgin
Nov 6, 1912 - Nov 6, 1999
Wareham, MA
John Elgin
Nov 24, 1900 - April 1987
West Des Moines, Iowa
Frank Elgin
Jun 3, 1903 - May 1943
Ceylon J Elgin
May 28, 1916 - Jul 6, 2008
Fort Worth, TX
Louis A Elgin
Feb 2, 1904 - Apr 1, 1998
Galveston, TX
Dewey Elgin
Died: February 1961
Elmer Elgin
Sep 3, 1903 - August 1976
Saint Louis, Missouri
Ratchley Elgin
Sep 15, 1877 - May 1964
Lester Elgin
Sep 27, 1911 - December 1974
John F. Elgin
Born: around 1964
Lucinda A. (Hogue) Elgin
Born: around 1964

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