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Jennie Sellick

    Jennie Sellick

      Mrs. Jennie Sellick, ______, of 212 ___________ St., Keyport, widow of Theodore Sellick, died at her home Thursday, Jan. 29, 1942, following an illness of several years.

      Mrs. Sellick was the daughter of the late Joseph and Phoebe (Clark) Bailey, of Keyport, and was a descendant of Abraham Clark, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of William Van ________, designer of the model of the "Monitor" which defeated the "Merrimac" during the Civil War. Mrs. Sellick was a well-known poetess and had received comments from President and Mrs. Roosevelt on some of her poems.

      Surviving is a daughter, Gertrude, [sic]

      She was a member of Calvary Methodist Church and was a charter member of Freedom Council, Sons and Daughters of Liberty, of Keyport. [sic] living at home, and eight nieces and two nephews.

      Services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Bedle Funeral Home, Keyport, with the Rev. Lynn H. Corson, pastor of Calvary Methodist Church, officiating. Services were also conducted by the officers of Freedom Council. Interment was in Green Grove Cemetery.

      Matawan Journal, February 5,1942, Page 2, Column 1

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