Sara May Selby

1932–1996 (Age 63)
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sara May

When Sara May Selby was born on 5 December 1932, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Morris Edward Selby, was 28 and her mother, Madge Evaline Foote, was 30. She died on 30 May 1996, in Federal Way, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Enumclaw, King, Washington, United States.

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David Burford Puryear
Sara May Selby

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    David Burford Puryear



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    Jerrod Selby


    Charles Selby


    Jean Ellen Selby



    David Selby


World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 8

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 17

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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 (1)

  • Sara May Silby in household of Morris E Silby, "United States Census, 1940"

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