Selby Roberts Laney

6 April 1906–July 1987 (Age 81)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Selby Roberts

When Selby Roberts Laney was born on 6 April 1906, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John Henry Laney, was 48 and his mother, Lenora May Roberts, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Birdie Saphronia Walden. He lived in Beat 1, Attala, Mississippi, United States in 1910. He died in July 1987, in Pine Bluff, Jefferson, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81.

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Selby Roberts Laney
Birdie Saphronia Walden
Selby Roberts Laney Jr.

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Laney


    Lenora May Roberts





    Emma Leva Laney


    Charles Wesley Laney


    Emmett Swinson Laney


    Lila Mae Laney


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World Events (8)

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 1

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.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 23

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Irish: probably a reduced and altered form of McElhinney .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Selby R Laney in household of John H Laney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Selby Roberts Laney - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Selby Roberts Laney

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