Marshall B. Seelye
October 3rd, 1926 – April 2, 2018
Hudson Falls- Marshall B. Seelye, 91 passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2nd and is now on the way to be with his wife Evelyn. Born at home on North Street in the Village of Hudson Falls, October 3rd, 1926. He was the son and only child of Loren Burt and Bertha (Browne) Seelye. He was very proud of his heritage, being of the 12th generation of Seelye’s in the US and a descendant of Robert and Mary Seelye who landed at Boston in 1630 with Governor Winthrop and settled in Watertown, Ma.. He was a direct descendant Nehemiah Seelye, one of the original patentee’s of the Queensbury Patent that settled here with Abraham Wing’s group in 1762. He graduated from Hudson Falls High School, class of 1944 and served in the Merchant Marines on the Liberty ship “Hamlin Garland” in the Pacific during WW II. He occasionally spoke about delivering 400,000 cases of beer to the troops on Saipan. On June 21, 1947 he married Evelyn J. Washburn at the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Hudson Falls.