May J. Greenman was born on September 4, 1874 in Keokuk, Iowa. She was the oldest of four children born to parents Clark Curtis Greenman and Anne Sophia Hyce.
On Februay 26, 1896, May married John Davis in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
They went on to have four children together:
- Grace May Davis (b. 1896 – d. 1968)
- Raymond Clark Davis (b. 1898)
- Mildred Greenman Davis (b. 1899 – d. 1987)
Milton J Davis (b. 1904)
In 1900, the family is living at a rented house located at 3523 S Seeley Avenue in the South Town Township of Chicago, Illinois. The family is living right next door to May’s mother and siblings. (The house image seen below is a view of the present day address.)
In 1910, the family is living at 2044 Cullam Avenue in Chicago City, Illinois. The family now owns their own home. (The house image seen below is a view of the present day address.)
In 1920, the family is living at 2611 W Sunnyside Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. (The house image seen below is a view of the present day address.)
In 1930, John and May are living on their own at the same home as they were in for the 1920 census.
On November 14, 1930, May passed away at their residence. She was buried on November 18, 1930 in Acacia Park Cemetery in Norwood, Cook County, Illinois.