Howard A. Selah

MaleJune 1876–12 September 1935

Brief Life History of Howard A.

When Howard A. Selah was born in June 1876, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Charles A. Selah, was 30 and his mother, Sarah E Selah, was 20. He married Nena J. Mincer on 14 February 1893, in Wrightsville, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. He died on 12 September 1935, in Fairview, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59.

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Howard A. Selah
Nena J. Mincer
Marriage: 14 February 1893
Pearl B. Selah
Harold Selah

Sources (38)

  • Howard Selah, "United States Census, 1930"
  • New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931
  • Howard A. Selah, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"

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  • Marriage
    14 February 1893Wrightsville, Burlington, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 18

    Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

    Name Meaning

    Hebrew: A male name derived from the Scripture name Selah or Shelah, signifying a weapon, missile; literally sent, shooting forth. The Hebrew Sola is a rock (fig. of refuge), whence Selah, Sela (Petra), the chief city of the Edomites.

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