Nelle Davidson May
This photo shows Jack May`s second wife, Nelle Bly Davidson May, in her wedding dress. They were married at his home in Tazewell in May, 1902. Because of the age gap between the bride and the groom, the marriage shocked the community. Nelle was twenty-four when she pledged her troth. Jack was seventy-three. Nelle was the niece of his first wife, Mary Matilda Davidson May, and the daughter of his good friend, Greenville Davidson, County Clerk of Floyd County. On May 1st, 1903, Nelle May delivered a bouncing baby boy. Jack named him `Colonel,` hoping to pass on some of the luster of his own reputation. Two days later, Jack suffered a stroke and died. (Photo courtesy of Margaret Spradlin.)

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