Frank G. Seely

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: March 1, 1869

Birth Place: Battle Creek, MI

Frank G. Seely, who is engaged in farming on section 35, Pohocco precinct, and has won a gratifying measure of prosperity, was born at Battle Creek, Michigan, on the 1st of March, 1869, of the marriage of Alexander P. and Hannah M. (Dodge) Seely. The father’s birth occurred in Warsaw, New York, and that of the mother in Erie county, Ohio, and they were married in Michigan. The father farmed there for a time but traded ninety acres of land in that state for a half section in Saunders county, Nebraska, and in 1874 removed with his family to this county. They came by train but a half-brother drove through by wagon. As soon as possible the father erected a small frame house upon his land on section 27, Pohocco precinct, and continued to operate his place until he was called to his final rest in 1885. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Julia Knight, by whom he had two children: Melvin, who is living on the home farm with his stepmother; and Alta, the wife of J.C. Mullette, a resident of Allen, Dixon county, Nebraska. There were also two children born to Mr. Seely’s second union, namely: Frank G.; and Byron E., who is a retired farmer living in Fremont.

Frank G. Seely received his education in the public schools and remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, when he began his independent career, taking up his residence upon land on section 35, Pohocco precinct, where he has since lived. He has put up excellent buildings, has set out a good orchard and grove and has made other improvements upon the farm, which is an attractive and valuable property. In addition to the one hundred and twenty acres in his home place he owns eighty acres in Marietta precinct and derives a good income from the cultivation of his land. He engages in general farming and finds that raising both grain and stock is more profitable that specializing in the production of either.

Mr. Seely was married in 1890 to Miss Gertie B. Miller, by whom he has a son, Clarence M., who is a graduate of the Cherry Hill high school in Marietta precinct and who has practically taken over the operation of the home farm.

Mr. Seeley is a republican in politics and has been called to several offices, having served fro three years as assessor of his township, an office which he will also hold during 1916, and having been school director and school treasurer. His wife is a member of the Baptist church. He has given the greater part of his attention to the management of his agricultural interests and in so doing has not only gained a competence but has also contributed to the prosperity of the county, whose greatest resource is its fertile soil.

Pages 534-535 “Past and Present of Saunders County, Nebraska” published by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1915.