Selma Cordelia Phillips

17 January 1913–10 August 1996 (Age 83)
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Selma Cordelia

When Selma Cordelia Phillips was born on 17 January 1913, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Cleveland Phillips, was 27 and her mother, Annie Nancy Barnes, was 26. She married Thurston Webb on 10 June 1931, in Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Old Sparta, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Falkland Township, Pitt, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 10 August 1996, in Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States.

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James Franklin Abrams
Selma Cordelia Phillips
Marriage: 7 August 1955

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7 August 1955
Edgecombe, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 5

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America this name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Selma Philip in household of Willian C Philip, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Selma Webb in household of W Cleveland Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selma Philips in household of William C Philips, "United States Census, 1930"

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