Salina Elizabeth Selby

4 June 1848–11 November 1925 (Age 77)
Maquon, Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Salina Elizabeth

When Salina Elizabeth Selby was born on 4 June 1848, in Maquon, Knox, Illinois, United States, her father, Philemon B. Selby, was 40 and her mother, Elizabeth Gullett, was 32. She married Benjamin Franklin Thurman on 15 February 1866, in Knox, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Knox, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Haw Creek Township, Knox, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 11 November 1925, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Maquon Cemetery, Haw Creek Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Andrews Clark
Salina Elizabeth Selby
Marriage: 12 February 1874
Sarah Jane Clark
William Emery Clark
Catherine Lurena Clark
Fred Andrews Clark

Spouse and Children

12 February 1874
Knox, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Elisha Barrett Selby


    Nelson Selby


    Amanda America Selby



    Mary Selby


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 8

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse selja ‘willow’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The surname is now very common in Nottinghamshire.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Salina E Thurman in household of Benjamin F Thurman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Salinda Selby in household of Hulerware B Selby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Salina Clark in household of W E Clark, "United States Census, 1900"

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