She lived with her parents, James W and Emily (Waitt) Brown, at Locke's Cove (or Oak Bank) in Kittery, and never married. She was caretaker for her parents when they became elderly, and also helped care for her sister's five daughters, who had moved into the house with their mother (my Great-Great Grandmother Emily (Brown) Kramer).
She remained in the family home after her parents and sister had passed away, and would rent out part of the house. She was involved in many functions and activities of the Second Christian Church [a member for 52 years in 1957], and was a teacher and superintendent of the church school. She also worked as a clerk at Walker's Variety Store in Wallingford Square. Her father being a veteran of the Civil War, May joined the Auxiliary #8 to the M.F. Wentworth Sons of (Union) Veterans Camp in Kittery, and served for a time as chaplain.
In the late 1950's, she moved to the York Harbor Hospital, and afterwards to the Willows Convalescent Home when she became blind. She died at the Harbor Hospital in 1961, aged 85.
Related blog pages:
Brown - Locke's Cove
Emily J. (Brown) Kramer