Frank Marion Selvy


Personal and Family Information

Frank was born on 19 APR 1844 in Iowa, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 8 SEP 1921 in Baxter County, Arkansas.

His wife was Sarah Jeffries, who he married on 26 MAR 1903 in Benton County, Arkansas. They had no known children.


Birth19 APR 1844
Place: Iowa
Death8 SEP 1921
Place: Baxter County, Arkansas
Census19 APR 1910
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Osage Twp, dwelling 188, family 188 Woods , William W, head mw age 48, married1, 22 yrs, bornArk f&m United States, farmer __ Eva wife fw age 38 married 1 , 22 yrs mother of 5, 3 living , born Ark, f Tenn, m Ark __ Earl, son mw age 19 single born Ark, f&m Ark __ Eunice, daughter, fw age 9 single born Ark, f & m Ark __ Vada, daughter fw, age 8 months single born Ark f&m ARk Dwelling 189 family 189 Selvey, Frank M, head mw age 66 married 2, 6 yrs born Iowa, f&m United States __ Sarah, wife fw age 56 married 2, 6 yrs born Tenn, f &m Tenn
BurialSEP 1921
Place: Benton County, Arkansas
Address: Bentonville Cemetery with first wife and children findagrave 92891959


Note 1

Apr 19 1844 - Sept 8 1921 *Obituary Benton County Record Friday, September 16, 1921 SELVY, F.M. -

F.M. Selvy was born at Kirksville, Mo. April 19, 1844. He was married to Melita E. Armstrong March 29, 1866. To this union were born four girls and one son. The mother died in 1898 and he married Mrs. Sarah (Jeffries) Black March 26, 1903. He moved to Iowa, living there a number of years and then to Arkansas in 1897. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and four daughters: Florence Selvy Cotton of Burlingame, Kans., Mrs. Dora Riddle of Rogers, Nellie Mae Selvy Peterson 1878-1955, Alton, Kans. and Mrs. Effie Nance, Bentonville. Also three sisters, one living in Kansas City and two in Iowa; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He professed faith in Christ in early life and united with the Presbyterian church.

He lived a consistent Christian life until he died. On moving to Arkansas he united with the M.E. church in May 1897. Brother Selvy has been a class leader and an official member ever since uniting with the church; a faithful worker for the cause of the Great Master, also a devoted husband and loving father to his family; always kind to those he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed by the church and all who knew him.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence by his pastor, Rev. J.R. Campbell, assisted by Rev. Peter Carnahan of the Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the city cemetery.

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