May Green Hinckley was born 1 May 1881 in Brampton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom to William Green (1836-1902) and Lucy Marsden (1846-1891) and died 2 May 1943 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of pneumonia. She married Bryant Stringham Hinckley (1867-1961) 22 February 1932 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States.


May Green was born in Derbyshire, England where her mother and siblings joined the LDS (Mormon) church. At age 7 (in 1888) May and her family immigrated to Utah to join the Saints.

On 22 February 1932, Bryant Stringham Hinckley (1867-1961), a widower age 65, and May Green, age 51 were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, President Heber J. Grant officiating. May went from living in her sister, Ada’s house, to living in Bryant’s deceased wife, Ada’s home, making it her home and gathering in the love of all his children and grandchildren with her sweet and calm spirit.

Theirs was a happy marriage, as were all four of Bryant’s marriages. From 1936 – 1939 Bryant was called to serve as President of the Northern States Mission, with excellent business woman, May, at his side.

After returning to Salt Lake City, May Green Hinckley was called to be the 3rd General President of the Primary where her leadership skills were most effective. This calling spanned the years, 1940 to the day of her untimely death due to pneumonia on 2 May 1943. May was then 62 years and 1 day old and Bryant was left, for the third time, a widower.



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