Joseph Edward Sellers

1907–1958 (Age 51)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Joseph Edward

When Joseph Edward Sellers was born on 7 January 1907, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Solomon Sellers, was 46 and his mother, Minnie Alice Trease, was 33. He lived in Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and Ada, Idaho, United States in 1930. He died on 24 February 1958, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in East Lawn Memorial Park, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Solomon Sellers
Minnie Alice Trease
Joseph Edward Sellers
Edna Sellers
Rosenia Evelyn Sellers
Ethel Sellers
Gladys Alene Sellers

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 3

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 14

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): patronymic from Seller 1–4.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph E Sellers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joe Sellers in household of Salie Sellers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe Sellers in household of Sollie Sellers, "United States Census, 1920"

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