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Martha May (Grünthal)

Birthplace: Kassel, Hesse, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Salomon Gruenthal and Betty Gruenthal
Wife of Ferdinand May
Mother of Ferdinand May
Sister of Klara Engel; Moritz Gruental; Arthur / Artur Grünthal and Julius Grünthal

Managed by: Sharon Meen
Last Updated:

About Martha May

  • Date/place of birth in Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv; Wiesbaden, Deutschland; Bestand: 910; Signatur: 910_5056
  • Identified as daughter of Salomon and Betty (née Regensberg) Gruenthal in Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv cited above.
  • Identified as wife of Ferdinand May in Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv; Wiesbaden, Deutschland; Bestand: 910
  • Identified as mother of Ferdinand May in Baden and Hesse Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
  • Martha May was able to leave Germany before World War II began; she met with the Enemy Aliens Tribunal on 08 December 1939 and was declared exempt from internment.
  • The Enemy Aliens Index card also identifies Martha May as a 'pianist'.

She got to England; living in Hendon, London:

This death record (1943, Hendon) could be her:

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Martha May's Timeline

May 19, 1880
Kassel, Hesse, Germany
August 28, 1907