Death of Mrs. May

 Our citizens will hear with infinite regret of the sudden death of the wife of the Rev. Samuel J. May. For a long period an almost permanent state of health had compelled her to forego, in a great measure, the enjoyment of society, but in the earlier years of her residence in this city her kindness of heart and affable manners endeared her to a large circle of friends. On the first of June, had she lived to that day, she would have completed the fortieth year of her married life. To her husband, whose lofty philanthropy and noble efforts in the cause of humanity have gained him a high fame not only in this country but abroad, the sympathies of his fellow citizens of Syracuse will be generously extended. —Syracuse Journal 

                                                                                    (Liberator, June 9, 1865, pg 3)