Charles B. Seely

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Gender: Male

Date of Birth: May 5, 1854

CHARLES B. SEELY, editor of the Jersey Shore Herald, was born May 4, 1854, in that borough, and is a son of Col. Samuel S. Seely. He was educated in the public schools of his native town, and at the age of twelve years entered his father’s printing office, where he learned the art of typesetting. When sixteen years old he was placed in charge of the office and held that position for two years and then became, local editor. At twenty-one he was admitted to a partnership, and at the death of his father he became sole proprietor and publisher. In 1886 he was appointed, mercantile appraiser for Lycoming county. In 1889 he was elected on the Democratic ticket to the legislature, and served in the sessions of 1891-92, so acceptably that he was re-nominated in August, 1892, and will no doubt he elected for another term (1892). Mr. Seely was married June 6, 1876, to Helen E., daughter of Allen H. and Mary J. Thomas, and has four children: Samuel A.; Mary W.; Reba R., and Charles B. In his religious faith he is a Methodist and is one of the trustees of the Jersey Shore Methodist Episcopal church.

History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania,” Chapter LII, edited by John F. Meginness, 1892

[Son of SGS # 3428 – Charles Blanchard; Samuel Seely (#3428); Charles Blanchard (# 1519); Samuel Charles; Christopher, Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]