Name: Samuel Hummell MAYS
Birth: 6 AUG 1823 in Venango Co., PA
Death: 13 OCT 1914 in Knox, Clarion Co., PA
Military service BET 25 OCT 1861 AND 11 JUL 1865 Sgt., Co. C, 105th Regt., PA Inf.
Note: Mays, Samuel H - October 15, 1914 - Samuel Hummell Mays, one of the oldest citizens of Beaver township and of this county, was translated from Beaver township to his eternal mansion on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1914, at 7:45 a.m. Mr. Mays was born August 6, 1823, making his (sic) past 91 years of age at his death. He was the son of William C. and Susan Mays, who lived in what was then Venango, but now Clarion county. When he attained his majority he went to Pittsburgh where he learned the trade of cabinet maker, and in 1847 went to Ohio, returning to Pennsylvania again in 1876, since which time his home has been in the state. Mr. Mays was a man of the strongest and purest Christian character and was a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church nearly all his life. While living in Ohio he was the class leader and Sunday school teacher of William McKinley, afterwards President McKinley, and he recommended him to be received onto the church as a member. The deceased was a full cousin of the mother of Rev. B. F. Delo, of Clarion, who was intimately acquainted with the deceased for many years. In 1846 Mr. Mays and Sarah Lowrie were united in marriage. She preceded him through the gates to the eternal city, but he is survived by the following children: Alice H. and William L. Mays of San Diego, California, and Harry M. Mays of Providence, Rhode Island. He is also survived by one brother, John H. Mays, Beaver township, and two sisters, Mrs. F. H. Rossman, of Salem township, and Mrs. J. R. Kribbs, Verona, Pa. When the civil war broke out Mr. Mays volunteered his services for the preservation of his country and became a member of Co. D, 88th Regiment Ohio Infantry and served with honor until discharged. Funereal services were conducted Thursday afternoon at his late home by Rev. W. H. Robinson, of Shippenville, and the body will be taken to Sampson Chapel, Pittsburgh, on Friday where services will be held and internment will take place in Uniondale Cemetery, Pittsburgh.|
Father: William C. MAYS b: 1 AUG 1793 in Wilkes Co., GA
Mother: Elisabeth HUMMELL b: 5 JUL 1800 in Hempfield Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Sarah Anne LOWERY b: 1826 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA