Clayton Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: March 21, 1905

Death Place: Lock Haven, PA

Clayton Seely


Clayton Seely, 29 years old, head fireman at the Erie avenue station of the Lycoming Electric company of Williamsport, was fatally hurt at the plant shortly after 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon. The News says the head blew out of super-heater, through which steam is passed for condensation. Seely was in front of the heater and caught the full force of the blow, being struck on the head.

A hospital physician was called, but Seely was beyond human aid.

The steam from all the boilers runs through the super-heater, and when the head blew out the steam escaped, thus closing down the plant and stalling street cars until repairs were made.

Seely died at about 3 p.m. Coroner Gilmore was summoned.

Published in the Lock Haven Express, (Lock Haven, PA) March 22, 1905 page 4