May Oviatt graduated from Oregon Agricultural College in 1908 with a BS degree in Household Science and taught public school in Benton County after her graduation. The 1917 and 1922 Oregon State alumni directories indicate that she was living in Los Angeles. According to the 1925 alumni directory, she was married to J. Cairns and living in Fulford Harbor, British Columbia.
Oviatt -- from Buell, Oregon (in Polk County) -- attended public schools in Polk County. She enrolled at Oregon Agricultural College in September 1904.
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