Fred and Clifford May

Fred L. “Buster” May (left) and his brother Clifford (right) were the sons of local railroad freight agent Frederick George May and his wife Hadra. The May boys went to school together at Galt Grammar School and Galt High School before making their mark in the community in different ways. Buster drove a milk truck, became a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy for 22 years, and then judge in the Elk Grove/Galt Judicial District from 1964 to 1975. Clifford served in the military during World War II, became the first Post Commander of the Galt Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served as Galt District Judge from 1946 to 1952. Fred and Clifford, who also had a sister named Hazel, were the grandsons of local drayer George May. Photo courtesy of Arlene “Ikey” May Alberg.