Selena Catherine Hiatt

Brief Life History of Selena Catherine

When Selena Catherine Hiatt was born on 8 March 1890, in Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jesse Anderson Hiatt, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Amburn, was 28. She married Jesse Durham on 8 February 1909, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Westfield Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Mount Airy Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 31 December 1929, in United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Midkiff Cemetery, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Durham
1874–1963
Selena Catherine Hiatt
1890–1929
Marriage: 8 February 1909
Mary Lee Durham
1910–1970
Joseph Ashley Durham
1914–1984
Louisa Ellen Durham
1916–1997
Lucy Ann Durham
1920–1992
Carrie Durham
1923–2011
Roy Lee Durham
1926–1993
Harvey Durham
1929–1983

Sources (41)

  • Selena Durham in household of Jesse Durham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Selena Hiatt, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Salena Durham, "North Carolina Deaths, 1906-1930"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire): variant of Hyatt .

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

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