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Living (private). Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Living.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Ralph Wilbert SEIDNER and Alice Katherine SHEELY.

Spouse: Living.

Spouse: Milton Carl SELL.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Virginia LEIPPLY.


Living (private). Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Virginia LEIPPLY. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Harry Leonard SEIDNER27 was born on 19 March 1929. He died on 9 April 1954 at the age of 25. Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.


Ivy Anna SEIDNER27 was born on 7 June 1916. She died. Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: William BISS. Ivy Anna SEIDNER and William BISS27 were married on 20 June 1936. Children were: Living.


Julia Mabel SEIDNER was born on 19 February 1918. She died. Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Glen LEIPPLY. Julia Mabel SEIDNER and Glen LEIPPLY27 were married on 1 February 1946. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Virginia LEIPPLY.


Living (private). Parents: Ralph Wilbert SEIDNER and Alice Katherine SHEELY.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Virginia LEIPPLY.


Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER27 was born on 5 July 1891. He died in December 1969 at the age of 78.

Spouse: Theressa E. BURKEY. Theressa E. BURKEY and Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER2062 were married on 24 December 1913. Children were: Ruth Naomi SEIDNER, Ivy Anna SEIDNER, Julia Mabel SEIDNER, Arthur Merl SEIDNER, Living, Living, Harry Leonard SEIDNER, Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Ralph Wilbert SEIDNER28 was born on 21 May 1898. He died on 25 December 1986 at the age of 88.

Spouse: Alice Katherine SHEELY. Alice Katherine SHEELY and Ralph Wilbert SEIDNER27 were married on 22 April 1920.1534 Children were: Living, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Virginia LEIPPLY.


Living (private). Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living.


Ruth Naomi SEIDNER27 was born on 4 September 1914. She died. Parents: Merle Jeremiah SEIDNER and Theressa E. BURKEY.

Spouse: Arthur Dean MCMILLAN.


Living (private). Parents: Arthur Merl SEIDNER and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Harry Leonard SEIDNER and Living.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Virginia LEIPPLY.


Living (private). Parents: Living and Living.


Bessie SELBY313 died.

Spouse: Luther Ertle BARNWELL. Bessie SELBY and Luther Ertle BARNWELL were married on 9 September 1897 in Independence Co., AR.


Clyde Harvey SELL28 was born on 29 January 1902. He died. Parents: Emma Jane ROCK.

Spouse: Jennie Bietta BURKEY. Jennie Bietta BURKEY and Clyde Harvey SELL27 were married on 27 June 1921. Children were: Ralph Edward SELL, Milton Carl SELL, Living.


Living (private). Parents: Clyde Harvey SELL and Jennie Bietta BURKEY.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living.


Milton Carl SELL28 was born on 7 September 1923. He died on 26 October 1982 at the age of 59. Parents: Clyde Harvey SELL and Jennie Bietta BURKEY.

Spouse: Living.


Ralph Edward SELL28 was born on 31 January 1922. He died on 25 April 1979 at the age of 57. Parents: Clyde Harvey SELL and Jennie Bietta BURKEY.

Spouse: Ruth SCHAFFER. Ruth SCHAFFER and Ralph Edward SELL27 were married on 17 October 1942.


Catherine Jane SELLE77 was born on 30 August 1953 in Grinnell, Poweshiek, IA. She died on 30 December 1954 at the age of 1 in Delta, Delta, CO. Parents: Thomas Eldon SELLE and Lois Isabel HARVEY.


Living (private).6013 Parents: Henry Ernest SELLE and Clara Christine THOMAS.


Living (private). Parents: Thomas Eldon SELLE and Lois Isabel HARVEY.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living, Living.

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living.


Living (private).6014 Parents: Henry Ernest SELLE and Clara Christine THOMAS.


Harman SELLE6015 was born in January 1863 in IL.6015 He died. Parents born in Germany.

Spouse: Sarah SCHMIDT. Sarah SCHMIDT and Harman SELLE5982 were married about 1887 in IA.5982 Children were: Henry Ernest SELLE, Louis SELLE, Minnie SELLE.


Henry Ernest SELLE77,6016,6017 was born on 20 September 1889 in Grinnell, Poweshiek, IA.77,6016 He died in June 1985 at the age of 95 in Poweshiek Co., IA.77,6018 Social Security Death Index.
www.ancestry.com. Parents: Harman SELLE and Sarah SCHMIDT.

Spouse: Clara Christine THOMAS. Clara Christine THOMAS and Henry Ernest SELLE77,6019 were married on 7 August 1917 in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, IA.77,6019 Children were: Living, Living, Thomas Eldon SELLE.


Louis SELLE6020 was born in July 1893 in IA.6020 He died. Parents: Harman SELLE and Sarah SCHMIDT.


Living (private). Parents: Thomas Eldon SELLE and Lois Isabel HARVEY.

Spouse: Living.


Minnie SELLE6021 was born in August 1895 in IA.6021 She died. Parents: Harman SELLE and Sarah SCHMIDT.


Thomas Eldon SELLE77,6022 was born on 28 March 1925 in Grinnell, Poweshiek, IA.77,6022 He died on 2 August 2012 at the age of 87 in Grinnell, Poweshiek, IA. Thomas E. Selle
BORN: March 28, 1925
DIED: August 2, 2012
LOCATION: Grinnell, Iowa
Thomas E. Selle, 87, of Grinnell died August 2, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell with Pastor Todd Follette, First Friends Church, officiating. Organist will be Kathy Vander Ploeg. Pallbearers will be Duane and William Morrison, Jonathan Kramka, Joshua Burnham, Melvin Stoker and Steve Dudley. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell.
Visitation with the family present will be held Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, a non-profit organization dedicated to sending local veterans to Washington D.C. to visit historical sites.
Tom was born March 28, 1925, in Grinnell, the son of Henry and Clara (Thomas) Selle. He was raised in Grinnell and was a 1942 graduate of Grinnell High School. Following high school, he attended Iowa State University and then enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II.
On May 23, 1948, he was united in marriage to Lois Isabel Harvey, in Delta, Colorado, where both were employed with Western Union. The couple moved to an acreage near Grinnell in 1959. He was employed with the Highway Commission for several years and then as a carpenter at Grinnell College. He retired in 1988.
Tom was a 50 year member of the Grinnell Odd Fellows and a member of the Isaac Walton League. He enjoyed family activities, camping, fishing and gardening. He held a passion for woodworking and enjoyed making toys and puzzles.
Survivors include two children, Connie (Duane) Morrison of Malcom and Michael (Dorine) Selle of Holland, Michigan; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Jonathan) Kramka, Joshua (Angela) Burnham, William Morrison, and Eric and Renee Selle; one great-grandchild, Philip Burnham; and one sister, Shirley (Melvin) Stoker of Grinnell. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Ernest and Charles Selle; and one daughter, Catherine Jane Selle. Parents: Henry Ernest SELLE and Clara Christine THOMAS.

Spouse: Lois Isabel HARVEY. Lois Isabel HARVEY and Thomas Eldon SELLE77 were married on 23 May 1949 in Delta, Delta, CO.77 Children were: Catherine Jane SELLE, Living, Living.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living.


Living (private).

Spouse: Living.


Jean-Jane SEMIANER1818 was born on 2 September 1781 in West Union, Morgan, IN. She died in 1870 at the age of 89.

Spouse: Michael BRADFORD. Jean-Jane SEMIANER and Michael BRADFORD were married on 9 January 1802 in Cabarrus Co., NC. Children were: Susan BRADFORD, Mary BRADFORD.


Dora SENINIC3999 died.

Spouse: Frederick JIEGENHAGEN. Children were: Minnie Ziegenhagen LARDER.


Thomas B. SENSOR65 died.

Spouse: Phoeby Jane STEER. Phoeby Jane STEER and Thomas B. SENSOR were married on 31 October 1865.


Abner SENTER42,3558 was born in 1787 in Surrey Co., NC.3558 He died. Parents: Rev Tandy Sol SENTER and Susan LYON.

Spouse: Elizabeth HARRIS. Elizabeth HARRIS and Abner SENTER were married about 1832 in NC.3558 Children were: Emaline SENTER.


Ann Elizabeth SENTER42,6023 was born about 1841 in Grainger Co., TN.6023 She died. Parents: Rev William Tandy SENTER Sr and Nancy WHITE.


Bradford SENTER42,2515 was born in 1826 in Haywood Co., TN.42,2515 He died. Living with Sister, Luzireene and her husband Hiram Cox in 1880, in Whitfield Co., GA. Parents: James L. SENTER and Elizabeth HARRIS.


Calvin SENTER42 was born in 1823 in Mc Minn Co., TN.42 He died in 1862 at the age of 39.42 Parents: James L. SENTER and Elizabeth HARRIS.

Spouse: Sarah GAGE. Sarah GAGE and Calvin SENTER were married on 15 December 1848.42


Catherine SENTER42 was born about 1814 in Roane Co., TN. She died. Parents: Rev Tandy Sol SENTER and Alice CRUMBLISS.


DeWitt Clinton SENTER42,6023 was born on 26 March 1830 in Grainger Co., TN.6023 He died on 14 June 1898 at the age of 68 in Morristown, Hamblen, TN.42,6023 He was buried in Jarnagin Cemetery, Morristown, Hamblin, TN.42 Governor of TN.
DeWitt Clinton Senter.
DEWITT CLINTON SENTER, was born 26 March 1830 in Grainger County Tennessee. His father, William Tandy Senter, was a farmer, a Methodist Minister, and a sometimes politician; his mother, was Nancy (White) Senter. He attended Strawberry Plains College. He read law on his own and was admitted to the bar. Lawyer, farmer, and politician. Married in 1859 to Harriet T. Senter, daughter of Pleasant M. Senter and Adeline E. (McGraw) Senter; no children. He was elected to the legislature in 1857. He served in the Tennessee House, 32nd, 33rd, and 34th (Confederate) General Assemblies, 1857-63; representing Grainger County, and the Tennessee Senate, 34th (Reconstruction) and 35th General Assemblies, 1865-69; representing Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, and Grainger counties; Whig, Speaker of the Senate, 35th Assembly, later conservative Unionist, then Republican.
During the Civil War he was arrested by the Confederate government and held prisoner for six months. Presidential elector, 1864 and 1868.

Richard H. White writes :
Upon the resignation of Governor William G. Brownlow on February 25, 1869 to assume the duties of United States Senator on March 4, Mr. Senter as Speaker of the State Senate succeeded to the governorship of Tennessee. He had served in the Legislature both before and after the War Between the States. In politics, he was a conservative Unionist. Inasmuch as he was elevated to the chair of Chief Executive “by inheritance,” quite naturally he desired to serve in that capacity by a direct election by the people. Accordingly, he let it be known that he would be a candidate to succeed himself in the August primary only some five months distant. When the Union Convention (now called Republican) met in May, 1869, for the purpose of nominating a gubernatorial candidate, the Convention split wide open. The Conservatives favored Governor Senter, while the Radicals espoused the cause of an ultra Radical, Congressman William B. Stokes. For two days, the wrangling between the two factions continued with unabated fury, with the result that the Convention actually was never organized. No Chairman was seated, no organized business was conducted, and no nomination by the Convention was sanctioned. The end-result of the abortive effort was that each faction named its favorite, the Conservatives supporting Senter while the Radicals flocked around the standard of Stokes.
In a joint campaign, covering the State, the two candidates slugged it out in what was perhaps the most bitterly fought gubernatorial contest ever waged in the Volunteer State. Repeated attacks upon each other’s political record, involving at times unsavory personal slurs and accusations, consumed most of the time on the hustings. The only real issue that developed was that of the elective franchise. Senter proposed removing the shackles that had been placed upon all ex-Confederates by the Brownlow regime, while Stokes refused to make any such outright declaration.
The election laws that had been passed during the Brownlow administrations gave the Governor unprecedented power. He appointed all local election officials, and was vested with the power to throw out any election results that in his opinion had not been conducted according to the ironclad rules and regulations. These election laws had clothed the Governor with dictatorial powers. As the result of a decision by the Tennessee Supreme Court in April, 1869, it was declared that Commissioners of Elections appointed by the Governor had no tenure of office fixed by law and were subject to removal by the Governor. It was upon this basis that Senter removed some three-fourths of the Radical Election Commissioners and appointed Conservatives in their stead. This action opened the ballot box to former ex-Confederates who had been disfranchised. Inasmuch as the latter group, comprising the bulk of the Democratic Party, had entered no candidate in the gubernatorial race they naturally voted for Senter, resulting in Senter’s election over Stokes by a majority of approximately 65,000 votes.
The above action by Governor Senter broke the strangle-hold of the Radicals in Tennessee. The domination of the Radicals had come about as a result of the War Between the States whereby the exConfederates through Brownlow laws had been denied participation in the election of public officials. Senter favored the restoration of the franchise to this large group of citizens constituting a healthy majority in the State as a whole. Directly through his action, Radical domination in Tennessee politics came to an end.
Governor Senter assumed the duties of his high office at a trying time. It would have been easy enough to have mounted the Car of State and continued to ride down the inclined plane to a speedy ruin already then in sight. But to give the signal to apply the brakes, to check the speed, and to reverse the engine without a crash - this required a steady nerve and a clear brain. These prerequisites Senter possessed. In his campaign for election, he advocated the calling of a Constitutional Convention. The Democratic Legislature which was elected along with Senter agreed with him, and delegates were elected in December, 1869, met in January, 1870, and the Constitution of 1870 was prepared in a few weeks and subsequently ratified by the people. Once more, democracy in State and local government had been restored.
After his retirement from the office of Governor, it appears that Senter took no further active part in politics or public affairs. He died at Morristown on June 14, 1898, and was buried in the old City Cemetery. Years later, his ashes were removed to the Jarnagin Cemetery in Morristown and a befitting monument marks the location of his grave.*

A quote from the Tennessee State Library and Archives website :
“As speaker of the senate he became governor when Brownlow left office to go to Congress. He won the election later that year by an overwhelming majority. He took office at a time when many citizens could not participate in the governmental process because of their involvement with the Confederate cause. His administration faced the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and its terrorism of the entire south. The most important event of Senter’s administration was the Constitutional Convention of 1870, resulting in the constitution now in use. Black suffrage was achieved, but along with it a poll tax that would keep many blacks from voting for years.”

The Poll Tax From the 1870 Tennessee Constitution:
“All male citizens of this State over the age of twenty one years, except such persons as may be exempted by law on account of age or other infirmity shall be liable to a poll tax of not less than fifty cents nor more than one dollar per annum. Nor shall any County or Corporation levy a poll tax exceeding the amount levied by the State.”
Bibliography
Sources: *White, Richard H., Ph.D., Tennessee State Historian, Messages of the Governors of Tennessee, VI, pp. 1-3, Tennessee Historical Commission, 1963; Speer, Prominent Tennesseans, pp. 308-10; Morristown Gazette, June 22, 1898; Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1861, (Vol. 1), Tennessee Historical Commission, 1975, pp. 656-657.
Parents: Rev William Tandy SENTER Sr and Nancy WHITE.

Spouse: Harriet T. SENTER. Harriet T. SENTER and DeWitt Clinton SENTER were married in 1859 in TN.42