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H.H. Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: April 23, 1846

Birth Place: Allegheny County, PA

H.H. SEELEY, of the firm of Finney, Williams & Co., lumber dealers, is a native of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and was born April 23, 1846. His father, R. Seeley, was born in the state of Connecticut, in 1824, and with his parents moved to Rochester, New York, and in 1844 he went to Pennsylvania. His parents later moved to Wisconsin. Roswell taught school for some time, and was afterwards married to Isabella Crawford, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1825. They settled in Pennsylvania, and in 1848 moved to St. Louis, and to Illinois in 1851. Leavenworth, Kansas, became their home in 1860, and in 1867 the father died, and in 1882 the mother followed. H.H. accompanied his parents of their different moves, and received a good education at Leavenworth. He learned the carpenter trade and worked in Leavenworth till 1874, when he went to Barnard, Nodaway County, Missouri, and opened a lumber year. This he sold to a Mr. Williams, and formed a company styled Finney, Williams & Co., and located at Maitland in October, 1881. Mr. S. was married July 4, 1870, to Miss Etta D. Sayre, a native of Oneida County, New York, born January 15, 1849. She is the daughter of F.R. and L. (Chapman) Sayre, her father a native of New York, was born in 1806. After they were married they settled in New York, and in 1860 moved to Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Seeley are both members of the Baptist Church. He belongs to Lodge 204 A.O.U.W. Their family consists of six children living: F.R., Charles S., George A., W.G., L.I. and I.G. One daughter, Alice R., is deceased.

Page 227 “History of Holt County” originally published 1882 republished 1917 by the History Publishing Company.

[Son of SGS # 2789 – H.H.; Rosewell Hamilton (# 2789); Freeman Hall (# 1100); Agar/Augar, Joseph; Joseph; John; Nathaniel; Robert]

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