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Claude C. May

Claude C. May, the assistant business manager of the Jones Dry Goods Company, was born at Whalley Range, Manchester, England, on April 10, 1864.

     Mr. May received his education in the grammar schools of Manchester and rounded out his education in Owen's College, a branch of Victoria University.

     After completing his studies, Mr. May entered upon his successful mercantile career, starting in business with his father.  A few years later his father died, but not before Mr. May had learned those rigid business principles which have unfalteringly forced him to the front.  After his father's death, he decided to come to America, where he hoped to attain the high pinnacle of success to which his budding ambition pointed.

     Mr. May came to America, and finally, in 1890, settled in Chicago, where for a number of years he was connected with the Fair in the role of assistant superintendent, to the duties of which office he rose from the ranks of subordinates.

     While with the Fair, Mr. May married, and when in January, 1901, he came to Kansas City, he brought his wife and one child, a boy, with him.
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