Nora Gittings <I>Sellman</I> Meem

Nora Gittings Sellman Meem

Dickerson, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 14 Sep 1960 (aged 87)
Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row D, Lot 35 Lower, Site 3
Memorial ID 66660644 · View Source
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- Frederick Oliver Sellman [1843-1904]
- Damaris Almira Sellman Sellman [1843-1912]

Married Harry Cloriviere Meem on November 19, 1902

- Dorothy Sellman Meem Stanton [1905-1993]
- Harry Cloriviere Meem [1907-1997]

Washington Post - September 15, 1960

On Wednesday, September 14, 1960, Nora Gittings Sellman Meem, beloved wife of the late Harry C. Meem of Dickerson, Montgomery County, Md.

She is survived by two children, Harry C. Meem, Jr., of Dickerson, Md., and Mrs. Dorothy M. Stanton of Arlington, Va., and four grandchildren.

Funeral to be Saturday, September 17, at the Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, Md. Burial will be in Monocacy Cemetery at Beallsville, Md.


Resided at 22175 Dickerson School Rd., Dickerson, MD, built by Charles Byron Sellman in 1904.

Built for Harry and Nora Meems in 1904 after a design drawn by Nora Meems, this four bay by two bay, two and a half story frame house is now covered by asbestos shingles. An enclosed porch wraps around the north (front) and west elevations; it has battered walls and casement windows. The other windows are all one over one double hung. There are two splayed bay windows: one at the NE corner of the north elevation and one at the SW corner of the west elevation. The hipped roof is covered by slate tiles and has a balustraded widow's walk at its peak.

This house is significant as an example of Dickerson's turn-of-the century architectural heritage and because it has been occupied since its construction in 1904 by the Meem family, leaders in the small railroad community for some seventy years. Harry C. Meem bought 3 3/4- acres from William P. N. Lawson in 1904 and built the house that year. Meem and his wife, Nora Gittings Sellman Meem, daughter of Frederick 0. Sellman, of the well-established Sellman family, lived here until Meem's death in 1940. Meem operated the Dickerson store after William H. Dickerson's death c. 1900 until about 1909 and served as notary public for Dickerson. Meem's son, Harry C. Meem, Jr., and his wife, Francis, still live in the house.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 66660644
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nora Gittings Sellman Meem (20 Sep 1872–14 Sep 1960), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66660644, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Glenn Wallace (contributor 46802463) .