Frank Willes Selby

b. June 19, 1896; MD
d. April 17, 1981 at age 84

Agnes Philp Murray

b. November 24, 1898;
     St. Davids, Canada
d. August 10, 1989 at age 90



Frank Murray Selby, 1922-2015
Betty Agnes Selby, b. 1923
Richard Barry Selby, b. 1925
Janet Marie Selby, 1927-2014

Betty and "Mike"
Betty and Frank

Betty and "Mike"
Betty and Frank

Agnes with 4 children
Betty, Agnes, Richard, Frank, Frank

Agnes and 4 kids
Frank, Janet, Agnes, Richard, Betty

Cousins: Richard Selby, Janet Selby, Kate Hurley, Charlotte Coyner, Mike Selby, Betty Selby, Jean Hurley, Jo Hurley

Four Selbys on horseback
Janet, Richard, Betty, Frank

Agnes and 4 Selbys
Richard, Janet, Agnes, Frank, Betty

Four Selby teens
Janet, Richard, Betty, Frank

The girls
Betty, Janet, Virginia, Patty


  • Frank P. Willes was rector of St. Thomas Church in Croom from 1892 to 1903. [MSA Special Collections, p. 10]
  • Frank Willes SelbyFrank's 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card shows he had blue eyes and red hair and that his big toe on the left foot had been crushed off at the second joint. Frank (21) was living at home in Cheltenham with his mother, Mrs. F. A. Selby, and worked at the Ordinance Department, Sixth and B Streets, Washington, DC.
  • At the time of the 1920 census Frank (23) lived at home with his mother in the Brandywine District #11, but worked as a salaried government employee in Washington, DC.
  • In 1921 ± 60 acres of land was deeded to Frank W. Selby, the same land upon which Edwin J. Selby resided in his lifetime, the same land deeded to him by his father, Joseph H. Selby. [LR]
  • Frank & Agnes Frank (25) and Agnes (23) were married February 25, 1922 at St. Marks Episcopal Parish in Washington, DC.
  • According to the 1930 Federal Census Frank (35) was an assistant cashier at a bank (in Clinton), with a wife, Agnes, and four children.
  • Frank's 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card shows he was working for the Navy Department at the Navy Building in Arlington, Virginia, while living in Cheltenham, Maryland.
  • Frank and Agnes SelbyObituary: "Frank Willes Selby, well known native of Cheltenham, Prince George's County, died on Friday, April 17, in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the age of 84. He worked in the Clinton Bank for 15 years then for the U.S. Government for 23 years. Whereupon retiring in 1956 he moved to St. Petersburg. Mr. Selby was a 50 year member of Centennial Lodge #174, AF and A.M., Upper Marlboro."
  • Obituary: "Frank Willes Selby, 84, a retired accountant for the U.S. Marine Corps and a former longtime Washington area resident, died of heart and kidney arrest Friday at a hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla. Born and reared in Cheltenham in Prince George's County, Mr. Selby worked as a bank teller in Clinton before joining the accounting division of the Marine Corps in 1933. He retired to St. Petersburg in 1956, where he became active in St. Bede's Episcopal Church. Mr. Selby was a member for more than 50 years of Masonic Lodge No 174 in Upper Marlboro."
  • Frank's remains are at St. Bede's Episcopal Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Frank and Agnes resided in their later years.
  • Agnes' ashes are in Manomet, MA with her mother, father, and older sister Janet.
Frank Selby
Frank Selby
Frank Selby haying
Frank haying
Frank Selby & cow
"Pop and his 14 qt. twice a day holstein cow"
Pop working
Frank on hay rake
Frank and Agnes relaxing
Frank and Agnes with visitor
Horses in corral
Three horses in corral with the corn crib on the right and the barn on the left; the farmhouse is visible in the background
Pop's haircut
"Mike" cutting Pop's hair
Frank Selby award
"Sustained Performance Award presented to Frank W. Selby (civilian accountant with Marine Corps) on November 18, 1955 by Col. Alvin Sanders"
Pop Selby 1969
Pop's birthday in 1969