Rosa Velma Sellers

Female10 April 1889–21 July 1965

Brief Life History of Rosa Velma

When Rosa Velma Sellers was born on 10 April 1889, in Covington, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Webster "Longfellow" Sellers, was 31 and her mother, Sinthay "Ceanny" J. Strahan, was 21. She married Walter Fletcher Hemby on 6 October 1906. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Beat 2, Perry, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Covington, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 21 July 1965, in Mount Olive, Covington, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in East Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Fletcher Hemby
1886–1962
Rosa Velma Sellers
1889–1965
Marriage: 6 October 1906
Martha Verdee Hemby
1908–1994
Howard O Hemby
1913–1981
Blondell Hemby Frazier
1916–2003
Charlotte Hemby
1920–2012

Sources (21)

  • Rosa V Hernby in household of Walter F Hernby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935
  • Rosa Velma Sellers Hemby, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1906
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 1

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

    Age 18

    When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 20

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): variant of Seller , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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