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Dr Edwin Chalmers Silsby
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1851
Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon)
Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Thailand
Death: Nov. 26, 1922
Talladega
Talladega County
Alabama, USA

He was educated at Bryant and Stratton's Business College, 1868, Oberlin College, 1871-1873, law student, 1873-1875, Talladega College, M.A., 1907, Howard University, LLD., 1913;

Compositor for Mobile Nationalist 1866; teacher, Black schools, Montgomery, Selma, and Marion, Alabama, 1866-1867; clerk to U.S. commissioner, Selma, 1867; hospital steward, Freedman's Hospital, Selma, 1868; asst. engrossing clerk and asst clerk of House of Representatives, Montgomery, 1868-1869;

Ass't registrar of voters, Dallas County, 1869; business manager, Selma Press, 1869, 1871; ass't. U.S. Marshall Census, 1870; deputy clerk of circuit court, Dallas County, 1869-1872; principal, Burrell Academy, Selma, 1875-1885; secy and treas., 1885-1907, dean and registrar, 1907-1912, professor of economics, civics, and ethics, 1907-1916, emeritus professor of history and political science, 1916-1922, Talladega College.

Occupation: professor at Talladega College

Silsby Science Hall, constructed in 1926, was named for Dr. E. C. Silsby, who was a member of the College faculty for 37 years. The building was a gift of the General Education Board and friends and alumni of the College. It contains the laboratories and classrooms for the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Silsby (1817 - 1888)
  Sara Maria Cooke Silsby (1822 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Jeanette Brewster Silsby (1850 - 1935)
 
 Children:
  Harriet Maria Silsby Kneeland (1878 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Memorial Park
Madison
Lake County
Ohio, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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Dr Edwin Chalmers Silsby
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Dr Edwin Chalmers Silsby
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Dr Edwin Chalmers Silsby
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