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Marquis Lafayette "Fayette" Sellman
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1851
Michigan, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1931
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Fayette was the only surviving child of his parents. He was the apple of his mother's eye. He married Rhoda May Sackett, whom he had originally hired to care for his ailing mother. They ended up getting married and had two children who grew to adulthood, Cecil, their daughter, and Neil, their son.

The Sellman family lived most of their married life in Pinckney MI, where Fayette worked as a painter and wallpaperer. The last few years of the marriage, however, they lived in Flint. While they were residing there they had another child, son Elliott, who died as an infant of cholera.

The Sellman family was rather poor, but not for Fayette's unwillingness to work. He tirelessly tramped the countryside, and paid for advertisements, seeking employment anywhere he could get it.

After Rhoda died the family moved to Ohio. Cecil's husband, Floyd Sedgewick, seems to have had ties to Ohio and this probably precipitated the move.

Fayette died of injuries in Lakeside Hospital in Cleveland after being struck by a car at East 11th and Chester Avenue. He was 79 years, 5 months, 0 days.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rhoda May Sackett Sellman (1866 - 1910)*
 
 Children:
  Elliott K. Sellman (1907 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brooklyn Heights Cemetery
Brooklyn Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Raleigh
Record added: Apr 18, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 108718410
Marquis Lafayette Fayette Sellman
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 Added: Apr. 18, 2013
 
 
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