George B. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: October 12, 1878

Date of Death: April 3, 1969

Birth Place: Bentonville, AR

Death Place: Claremore, OK

George B. Seely

Saturday Rites For G.B. Seely, Long Time Resident

Services for George B. Seely, 90 resident of Chelsea area for more than half a century, were conducted Saturday afternoon from the First Baptist church by the pastor, the Rev. James A. Kent.

Music was presented by the church choir.

Bearers were Jake Cowden, Merlin Martin, Hillard Terry, Gene Hemphill, Glenn Ricks and Gene Parks.

Burial was in Chelsea cemetery under direction of Paul Merriott Funeral Service.

Seeley died Thursday morning in Claremore General hospital following an extended illness.  An invalid for some time, he had been a patient in a Claremore nursing home.

A native of Bentonville, Ark., Seeley was born October 12, 1878.  He grew up in his native state, spending the early part of his life there.  With his family, he came to this section in the early years of the 1900s, locating in the Winganon district where he made his home until moving to Chelsea.

Seeley worked in the oil fields, was employed by the old Tidal company until his retirement some thirty years ago.

Seely was first married in 1898 to Madeline Moore who died in 1922.  They are survived by seven children, Eddie Seely of Ontario, Calif., Charles Seely of Sand Springs, Walter Seely of Claremore, Bill Seely of Nowata, Alta Slocter, Edith Heape and Ruth Wooley.

Seely was married a second time, in 1923 to Jessie Sanders.  They are survived by nine children, George Seely of Vinita, Jim Seely of Wichita, Kansas, Edna Hartness of Shelbyville, Texas, Glynndola Barnes, Norma West, Irene Martin, Betty Elliott, Bob and Fred Seely, Tulsa; 35 grandchildren survived.

Published in The Chelsea Reporter (Chelsea, Oklahoma) Thursday April 10, 1969