|GEORGE M. SELBY, M. D.|
Dr. George M. Selby, a highly skilled physician
practicing successfully at Sheridan, was born in Tunnelton, Indiana,
September 21, 1879, a son of George W. and Margaret G. Selby. The
father was a Civil war veteran and died at the age of fifty-six
years, but the mother survived to the age of seventy-nine years.
Dr. Selby acquired a common school education at Springville. Indiana, where he was graduated in 1893 at the age of fourteen years. He then attended the Southern Indiana Normal College at Mitchell, Indiana, for three years and received from this institution his Bachelor of Science degree. He also attended the Indiana State Normal College at Terre Haute, Indiana, where he pursued his studies in 1896-7, and in the latter year he matriculated in the Indiana State University at Bloomington, where he was a student for two years. In 1899 he began preparation for his professional career by enrolling as a student in the Louisville Medical College at .Louisville, Kentucky, which conferred upon him his M. D. degree as a member of the class of 1902. In the meantime he had taught for two terms in the common schools and for one term in the high school, and for one term also was teacher of chemistry in the Southern Indiana Normal College, his educational activity of this character covering the years from 1895 until 1899 save for the period when he was in school. Following his graduation from medical college he located for general practice at Redkey, Indiana, where he remained from 1902 until 1911. In the latter year he removed to Sheridan, Wyoming, where he has since engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery, meeting with well merited success in this field of labor. A liberal practice is now accorded him in recognition of his superior skill and ability. It is a well known fact that he is a close student of his profession and his study and research are constantly broadening his knowledge and promoting his efficiency.
On the 15th of June, 1905, in Franklin, Indiana, Dr. Selby was united in marriage to Miss Mary Griswold Hall, a daughter of Professor C. H. Hall, vice president of Franklin College of Indiana. Mrs. Selby won the Master of Arts degree in Franklin College and while a student there became a member of the Phi Beta Phi sorority. She afterward taught English and Latin in the high schools of Dunkirk and Anderson, Indiana, from 1903 until 1905 inclusive and was then married in June of the latter year. She has membership with the Sheridan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. By her marriage she has become the mother of one son, Horace H. Selby, now eleven years of age.
Dr. and Mrs. Selby are members of the Christian church of Sheridan and he is identified with several fraternal organizations. He was made a Mason in Redkey Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at Redkey, Indiana, in March, 1903, and became a Royal Arch Mason at Dunkirk, Indiana, in May, 1907. In 1911 he transferred his membership to Sheridan Lodge, No. 8, A. F. & A. M., and Sheridan Chapter, No. 7. R. A. M. He is likewise a member of De Molay Commandery, No. 6, K. T., of the Mystic Shrine at Sheridan, and of Wyoming Consistory, No. 1, S. P. R. S., at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He joined the Knights of Pythias lodge in 1902 and the Modern Woodmen of America in the same year and he is also connected with the Loyal Order of Moose, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Beta Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu, a college fraternity. He became a member of the Elk lodge at Sheridan, Wyoming, having previously been identified with the Elks at Portland, Indiana, for two years. On the 26th of April, 1912, Dr. Selby was commissioned a first lieutenant of the Medical Reserve Corps and on the 28th of February, 1913, was on active duty as first lieutenant of the Medical Reserve Corps at Fort Mackenzie, Wyoming, thus serving until September 30, 1913. The following year he resigned from the Medical Reserve Corps but in 1916 was appointed examiner for the Wyoming National Guard, serving in that capacity for two years. In politics he adheres to the “democratic principles of the republican party” and he is alive to all the interests and opportunities of citizenship and is ever ready to lend active aid and support to movements and plans which are looking to the further development of city and state. His ideals of life are high and he has put forth every effort to reach the standard which he has set up.