Was nearly starved to death as a prisoner of war.

Had one son, Z. (Zachery) Taylor May, who, with his wife Nettie, is buried next to Harvey May. Taylor and Nettie had three daughters, Ida, Thelma Odessa, and Othelia. Thelma married Les Midkiff and died in childbirth along with her children. Othelia married  J (John) Raymond Bates.