Robert Gerald Selby

18 March 1895–20 August 1949 (Age 54)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Robert Gerald

When Robert Gerald Selby was born on 18 March 1895, in Missouri, United States, his father, Henderson D. Selby, was 21 and his mother, Lenette Blagg, was 24. He lived in Clay Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1910. He died on 20 August 1949, in Mississippi, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Manila Cemetery, Manila, Mississippi, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henderson D. Selby
Lenette Blagg
Henry Harrison Selby
Robert Gerald Selby
Ruth M. Selby
Florence Selby

Parents and Siblings

    Henderson D. Selby


    Lenette Blagg




World Events (8)

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 9

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 9

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 15

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 (3)

  • Jerrel Selby in household of Henderson Selby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Gerald Selby, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Robert Ger Selby, "Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950"

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