John Edwin Selby

b. September 22, 1894 [FB]
d. December 17, 1977 at age 83

Caroline Lansdale Duckett

b. August 17, 1882; MD
d. December 10, 1969 at age 75



Marion Duckett Selby
b. May 27, 1919 in Texas

Edwin Dent Selby
b. October 16, 1920 in Texas

John Bayne Selby
b. February 17, 1924; Wyoming

Lt. Col. John E. Selby "Lt. Col. John E. Selby, new commandant and instructor in military science and tactics for the Reserve Officers Training Corps units in Chattanooga, is shown as he addressed cadet officers and non-commissioned officers yesterday at a meeting at Central High School. Col. Selby succeeds Col. Elliery Farmer, who was appointed to the post June 1, but has since been retired."

John and Mitzi

John with wife Mitzi

John and Mitzi

  • Col. John SelbyJohn graduated from St. John's College, Annapolis.
  • John's WWI Draft Registration Card of 1917 shows home was in Cheltenham, Maryland and that John was single and a military instructor at age 22. He is described as tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and blonde hair.
  • In June 1917 John became a 1st Lt. Calvary, by December his rank was Captain Calvary in Troop B of 16th Calvary. In July of 1918 he moved to Hq of 16th Calvary. [Maryland Military Men]
  • John and Caroline were married July 10, 1917. [FB]
  • The 1920 Federal Census shows John (26) and his wife Caroline were renting on an Army Base in Brownsville, Texas.
  • John SelbyBy the 1930 Census they were living in Northfield, Vermont with their three children. John's rank was Captain and he was an instructor. John and Caroline were married at the age of 22.
  • John retired as a Major in the Regular Army and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Caroline died in Lexington, KY and is buried in Rock Creek Cemetery.



John on Diamond

Noted on this photo: "Diamond, Capt. Selby Up"; 12'6"--5'4".  On back of photo: "This picture and others are in museum at Warren AF Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming, where we were stationed during this period."


John on Disk "Capt. John E. Selby, 16th Cavalry.
Brownsville, Texas. November 1919.

Horse: "Disk" Morgan Bred Saddle Horse
Age 9 1/2 years; color Bay; Sex Gelding; weight
1100 lbs.; Height 15 1/2 hands.

High jump Record 5 ft. 2 in."