Selmar Howard Hess

20 October 1900–12 November 1980 (Age 80)
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Selmar Howard

When Selmar Howard Hess was born on 20 October 1900, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles Howard Hess, was 37 and his mother, Rachel Annie Justina Ridinger, was 32. He married Bessie Irene Warren about 1921, in Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 November 1980, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Selmar Howard Hess
Bessie Irene Warren
Marriage: about 1921
Selmar Warren Hess Jr.
Charles "Gene" Hess
Jacquelyn Ann Hess

Spouse and Children

about 1921
Adams, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 5

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Selman Hess, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selmar H Hess, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Selmar H Hess in household of Charles H Hess, "United States Census, 1920"

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