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Carrie F. Seeley


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: November 28, 1861

Birth Place: Genesee County, MI

Carrie F. Seeley. Among the capable women of Genesee county who have of late years taken up work outside the home and have shown by success their executive ability, we are pleased to name Miss Seeley of Mt. Morris Township, who owns and superintends a fine farm of sixty acres which is situated on section 12, and also sixty acres in Thetford Township. She was born on the farm where she now lives, November 28, 1861, and is a daughter of Ansel D. and Frances (Wisner) Seeley. The father was a native of the Empire State, as he was born in Orleans County, in 1839; and the mother had her birth in Mt. Morris, Livingston County, same State, in 1839. Both came too Michigan while quite young and were here married in the same home occupied by their daughter, January 7, 1861.

Mr. Seeley settled in Genesee Township, this county, on a farm, the eastern part of which was afterward platted for the village of Mt. Morris. he was bereaved by the death of his wife, January 22, 1863, and his father, Carlos Seeley died during the same year. The little daughter was placed with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wisner, and thus was brought up in the home which has been her mother’s in girlhood. Ansel Seeley left Mt. Morris after his bereavement and only returned occasionally too visit his daughter. His death took place in Austin, Tex., January 1, 1883. Mrs. Seeley’s mother was an earnest and devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Mt. Morris.

The grandparents, to whom our subject owes the training and education of her early years were Walter and Candace (Hewitt) Wisner. The former was a native of Cayuga County, N. Y., and came to Michigan May 8, 1854. The following year he bought the farm which is now in his grand-daughter’s hands and spent the rest of his life upon it. He was a prominent man, well known throughout this section of the State and besides carrying on farming was a large dealer in real estate and livestock. He lived to be seventy-eight years old, passing from earth October 1, 1887. His good wife survived him for more than a decade, and died February 20, 1890.

The four children of Walter and Candace Wisner were Martha, now the wife of James Hilliard of Saginaw; Sarah, married Theodore Fellon, of Mt. Morris; Cardon lives in Genesee township, and Frances, the mother of the subject of our sketch. Miss Seeley was educated in the village schools of Mt. Morris and after closing her school days she assisted her grandfather in the management of his business, and thus developed her business capacities which have proved of great use to her since she undertook the superintendence of the farm which came into her hands, February 24, 1890, after the death of her grandmother.

The reader will find elsewhere in this volume a view of the homestead belonging too Miss Seeley

1892 Portrait & Biographical Album of Genesee, Lapeer & Tuscola Counties Edited by Chapman Bros., page 444

Carrie F. Seeley homestead
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