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George L. Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: May 2, 1853

Birth Place: Lorain County

GEORGE L. SEELEY, one of the leading, influential and representative men of Oak Harbor, Ottawa county, and cashier of the Oak Harbor State Bank, is a native of Ohio, born May 2, 1853, in Lorain county.

Morton C. Seeley, father of our subject, was of New England birth, coming at an early day to Lorain county, Ohio, where for many years he was engaged in agricultural pursuits and real-estate business until his declining years he retired into private life. He was a progressive and honored citizen, and filled many county offices, with honor to himself and satisfaction to the community he represented. He married Sophia Onstein, also a native of New England, and they had one son, George L., the only child born to them.

The subject proper of this sketch received his elementary education at the public schools of his native county, which was supplemented with a course of study at Oberlin College, and, after graduating there from, he was employed in drug business for about three years, then in a banking business at Amherst and Chicago until 1887. In October of that year he removed to Oak Harbor, and assisted in the organization of the oak Harbor State Bank, since which time he has continuously filled the position of cashier, with recognized ability and judgment. In 1884 he was married, in Medina county, Ohio, to Miss Luetta M. Spitzer, daughter of Garret and Mary Spitzer, the former of whom died January 3, 1891, aged seventy-three years; the latter at the present time an honored and respected resident of Medina. To this union were born on July 10, 1885, twin sons named respectively Morton C. and Clifton M. Mrs. Seeley in her native town attended the Congregational Church, but in Oak Harbor she worships in the Methodist Church. In his political views Mr. Seeley is a stanch Republican.

Garret and Mary Spitzer, parents of George L. Seeley (should say Luetta M Spitzer Seeley), had born to them a family of eight children, all of whom are yet living, a brief record of them being as follows: Alice is the wife of Aaron Loomis, a prominent merchant of Wyoming, Iowa; Amherst T. is president of the Medina Savings and Deposit Bank, with residence at Medina, Ohio; Eva is the wife of W. C. Lyon, editor of the Newark (Ohio) American, and ex-lieutenant governor of the State of Ohio, his home being in Newark; Aaron E., is a prominent clothing merchant of Vinton, Iowa; Fancelia is the wife of Dr. David N. Loose, a well-known physician of Maquoketa, Iowa; Adelbrt L. is a banker and prominent citizen of Toledo, Ohio; Luetta M., is the wife of George L. Seeley, the subject proper of this sketch; Bessie is the wife of Dr. Hudson D. Bishop, a popular and leading physician of Cleveland, Ohio.

“Commemorative Biographical Records of the Counties of Sandusky and Ottawa, Ohio”, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co. 1896

[Son of SGS # 2849 – George Lewis; Morton C. (# 2849); Eli Lewis (#1133); Eli; David; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]

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