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 Frederick Oliver Sellman

Frederick Oliver Sellman

Birth
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 20 Feb 1904 (aged 60)
Dickerson, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row E, Lot 17, Site 12
Memorial ID 7347916 · View Source
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Parents:
- William Oliver Sellman [1814-1884]
- Ann Priscilla Woodward (Poole) Sellman [1818-1890]

Married Damaris Almira (Sellman) Sellman on January 30, 1866 in Frederick County, Maryland. She was his cousin.

Children:
- Oliver Gassaway Sellman [1866-1898]
- Ross Jones Sellman [1868-1939]
- Mary Irene Sellman Gaskill [1869-1937]
- Nora Gittings Sellman Meem [1872-1960]

Obituary
Washington Post - February 22, 1904

Mr. Frederick O. Sellman, of Dickerson, one of the most prominent citizens of this section, died at his residence last night after an illness of about ten days of Bright's Disease, aged sixty-one years. Mr. Sellman was the owner of the Columbia livery stables in Washington D.C. of which his son, R. J. Sellman, is manager.

He is survived by a widow and three children, Mrs. Harry C. Meem, of Dickerson; Mrs. Loren D. Gaskill, of Washington; and R. J. Sellman, of Washington.

Dickerson Historic District

"Unlike other [homes] closer-in towns, Dickerson seems to have been too distant a destination for city dwellers seeking to escape Washington summers. Some local residents, however, accepted boarders, temporary workers, and travelers passing through on the railroad. An example was Sellman's boarding house, which opened at the tracks on the northwest side of the railroad bridge intersection, but no longer stands on Dickerson Road. In the 1890s Frederick Sellman retired from farming and moved from Mouth of Monocacy to Dickerson, where he kept shop and his wife Damaris ran the boarding house. Four rooms of the long, two-story building were rented to salesmen and tradesmen who arrived on the train, to personages associated with the quarry, and to telegraph operators and station masters who hadn't yet established their own homes. Also on the property was a livery stable, where salesmen could rent a rig to conduct local business. Sellman's operation even included a race track on which his and other horses competed. Harry C. Meem, Sr., boarded here when he first arrived as station agent and telegraph operator in 1891. In 1904, Meem married the Sellmans' daughter Nora and they built a home nearby (now 22175 Dickerson School Road). Frederick Sellman died the same year, after which his wife sold off parcels of their considerable land holdings until her death in 1912.

Sugarloaf Regional Trails, Inventory of Historical Sites in Western Montgomery and Frederick Counties, MD, 1977, 145; Cuttler, Dickerson, 31.



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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 12 Apr 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7347916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Oliver Sellman (19 Sep 1843–20 Feb 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7347916, citing Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .