Elliott Centennial, 1879 - 1979

Elliott Centennial Committee

Page 168 - 169




    George Lloyd Selby, the son of Milton and Mary Selby, was born at Quincy, Iowa January 22, 1877 and died at his home in Elliott, Iowa December 15, 1934. Age 57 years, 10 months, 23 days.

    His mother died when he was a small child and his father was married a second time, to Eva Brightwell. He came to Elliott with his parents in 1895.

    He was united in marriage to Miss Jessie D. Redmon March 5, 1900 and at that time was employed by the J. I. Brody company of Elliott. In later years he operated mercantile stores in several locations, Anderson, Iowa being one of them. In 1926 he bought the Lyman Store north of Grant, later coming to Elliott where he engaged in the grocery business with two of his sons, Harland and Edward, to the time of his death.

    He was active in the Methodist Church, a member of the Elliott School board and the city council. He became a Mason February 9, 1910 and was Master in 1915, 1916 and 1934.

    Surviving him were four grandchildren, three sons and one daughter. Drue of Atlantic; Harlan, Edward and Louise Shires of Elliott. One sister, Mrs. Cora Selby Hully of Griswold; three half-brothers, Claire Selby of Sioux City, Harry and Ira Selby, and one half-sister, Julia Selby Warrington of Odebolt, Iowa. One brother, Charles, was killed in a train wreck in 1900.

    Harlan M. Selby died in Des Moines, Iowa November 1960.

    Drue R. Selby died in California March 1962.

    Edward L. Selby, born in Elliott, lives in California.

    Louise Selby Shires (Mrs. Maurice Shires) born in Grant, Iowa, moved to Elliott when a baby, living there until 1939. Lives now in Bellevue, Nebraska.

    Dr. I. M. Selby, father of George Selby, was a medical doctor in Elliott and they lived in the house where Mildred Kirby now lives.



~ Louise Selby Shires