Sylvia Kay Seelye


Gender: Female


Spouse: Douglas Jennings Hill

Date of Marriage: July 20, 1957

Marriage Place: Lansing MI

Sylvia Seelye, Douglas Hill On Wedding Trip to Wisconsin

Yellow and white themed the wedding of Miss Sylvia Kay Seelye to Douglas Jennings Hill in the First Baptist church Saturday.  Dr. Julius Fischbach officiated at the afternoon ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Morgan Seelye, 1306 N. Genesee dr., and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade F. Hill of Cincinnati, O.

Five attendants preceded Sylvia down the aisle, including Miss Sandra Kay Roelofs, of Kalamazoo, her cousin, as maid of honor, and Miss Sue Hill of Cincinnati, sister of the bridegroom; Miss Kitty MacDougall of Lansing, Miss Maggie Reault of Detroit and Miss Joan Ports of Northville as bridesmaids.

All wore street-length gowns of soft white chiffon, cut on empress lines, with long yellow sashes.  Their open-crown picture hats were trimmed with daisies and they carried bouquets of daisies and trailing ivy.


Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a romantic floor-length gown of white silk mist, styled with a bouffant skirt and a chapel train.  A deep yoke of Alencon lace distinguished the bodice and matching bands of lace were inset in the skirt.

Her finger length veil was held by a small tiara of silver set with rhinestones and pearls.

Roger Willoughby of Detroit attended the bridegroom as best man.  Ushers were Wilber M. Seelye, Jr., and David Seelye, the bride’s brothers, Dale P. Armstron of Ann Arbor and Dann Deaver of Detroit.

Yellow and white also themed décor at the reception in the church parlors immediately following the ceremony.  A six-tiered wedding cake was encircled with smilax, daisies and yellow roses.


Following the reception, the Seelyes were hosts at a buffet dinner in their homes for 50 out-of-town guests.

The bride changed into a cotton tweed suit with black cummerbund and black accessories for their wedding trip to Wisconsin.

The young couple will live in Ann Arbor.  The bride is a senior at the University of Michigan where she affiliated with Delta Gamma sorority.  Mr. Hill was graduated from the U. of M. in 1955 and will continue his studies in law school there.  He is a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.

Published in the Lansing State Journal (Lansing Michigan) Sunday July 21, 1957

[Great-granddaughter of SGS # 2628 –Sylvia Kay; Wilber Morgan; Wilber Hill; Barnabush H. (# 2628); Vincent/Vinson (# 946); Seth; Justus; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel; Robert]