Born: April 29, 1871, Chester County, South Carolina.
Died: February 2, 1951.
Buried: Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, South Carolina.
May’s parents were William Jesse Williams Cornwell (ruling elder at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church, and the community physician) and Margaret Levica Walker.
May attended the Chester Female Institute in Virginia, where she wrote under the pen name "Lynwood." She graduated with honors and was the commencement speaker. After graduation, she became a teacher, first for a local school, then for an orphanage (she also taught Sunday school for 63 years). In December 1… Go to person page >