Henry E. Seelye

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Gender: Male

Date of Birth: June 20, 1829

Birth Place: Bethel, CT

Henry E. Seelye is another old-timer. He is the brother of the late Julius Seelye, so long the president of Amherst College. He was born at Bethel, in the state of Connecticut, June 20, 1829. In 1850 he removed to Chicago and commenced reading law in the office of Morris & Goodrich and was admitted to the bar in 1852, and from that time to this has pursued the even tenor of his way, without startling the world by any remarkable discoveries or any wonderful achievements except such as enter into the life of one who is devoted to his profession and who tries to make the world better and mankind happier. He was for a long time the secretary of the Chicago Orphan Asylum and a trustee of Lake Forest University, and during the war was connected with the sanitary commission. He is a man of kind heart, of noble instincts and a most worthy citizen. He has had to go through what few have ever been called upon to endure, and that is to sacrifice a fortune to pay the debts of others whom he had befriended, but he borne up with fortitude, although his trials have been mingled not only with misfortunes but ingratitude.

Page 651, “The Bench and Bar of Illinois, Historical and Reminiscent, Volume II, “ edited by John M. Palmer, Published by The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, 1899.

[Son of Seth Seelye SGS # 2056 – Seth; Nathan; Seth; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

* this is another biography from a different source

SEELYE, Henry E., lawyer; b. Bethel, Conn., June 20, 1827; s. Seth and Abigail (Taylor) Seelye; brother of Julius Seelye, long pres, of Amherst College; academic education; m. Detroit, Mich., July 21, 1857, Henrietta Hurd. Came to Chicago. 1850; read law in office of Morris & Goodrich; admitted to bar of Illinois in 1852. Was connected with the sanitary commission during the Civil War and was long secretary of the Chicago Orphan Asylum and a trustee of Lake Forest Univ. Office: 100 Washington St. Residence: 1434 Chicago Av., Evanston, 111.

Pg 516″The Book of Chicagoans, A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of Chicago,” edited by John W. Leonard, published A.N. Marquis & Company, Chicago, 1905.

[Son of Seth Seelye SGS # 2056 – Seth; Nathan; Seth; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]