Selmer Melvin TRANBY

22 November 1914–10 October 1996 (Age 81)
Brooks, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Selmer Melvin

When Selmer Melvin TRANBY was born on 22 November 1914, in Brooks, Red Lake, Minnesota, United States, his father, Ole Andrew Tranby, was 26 and his mother, Bessie Lea Thornton, was 17. He married Orphie Pauline Amoth on 15 December 1935, in Polk, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Erskine, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1935 and Bemidji Township, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 10 October 1996, in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wildwood Cemetery, Wildwood Township, Itasca, Minnesota, United States.

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Selmer Melvin TRANBY
Clara Elizabeth Brink
Marriage: 30 June 1984

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30 June 1984

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World Events (8)

1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 1

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire named Granby, from the Old Norse personal name Grani + ‘farmstead’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Selmer Tranby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selmer Tranby in household of Ole Tranby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Salmer Tranby in household of Ole Tranby, "United States Census, 1920"

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