H. C. Seeley

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 12, 1848

Birth Place: Ridgebury

H.C. SEELEY, conductor on the L.V.R.R., Sayre, is a native of Ridgebury township, this county, and was born November 12, 1848. His parents were John F. and Sally M. (Thompson) Seeley, natives of Orange county, N.Y., the former of whom was a farmer, and died in Ridgebury, this county, July 2, 1888, in his eightieth year. H.C. Seeley is the eighth in a family of nine children – six girls and three boys. Two brothers served in the Civil War, one of whom died of Typhoid fever, near Cape Hatteras, and the other died several years after the close of the war from the effects of a shell wound. Our subject was reared in Ridgebury, and received his education in the common schools. When he became of age he farmed two years, and then went on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, in 1872, as brakeman; was promoted to coal train conductor in 1877, and to freight train conductor in the spring of 1884. He was married, in Athens, in April, 1870 to Miss Mary E., daughter of Solomon and Sally (Taylor) Bosworth, the former a native of Athens, and the latter of Windsor county, Vt. He father was a farmer and died in Athens township, this county, in March 1861, in his fifty-second year; her mother resides in Sayre. Mrs. Bosworth’s uncles, Samuel and Benjamin, were soldiers in the War of 1812. Mrs. Seeley is the youngest in a family of eleven children and was born in Athens township, November 13, 1853. To Mr. and Mrs. Seeley was born a son, Clair D. Seeley. Mrs. Seeley is a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Seeley is a member of the Order of Railway Conductors, Southern Tier Division, No. 10, Waverly, N.Y., and is also a member of the Iron Hall. In politics he is a Republican.

Page 1157, “History of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Selections,” by H.C. Bradsby, published by S.B. Nelson & Co., Chicago, 1891.

[Son of John F. SGS # 3678- Hamilton C.; John F. (SGS#3678); William; Samuel; Nathaniel; Ebenezer-, Jonas; Obadiah]