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Howard Wilson Seeley


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: March 27, 1884

Birth Place: North Bergen, NJ

SEELEY, Howard Wilson, Business Man.

From the position of stenographer and clerk to a place on the board of directors, and the official position of secretary and assistant treasurer is the record of Howard Wilson Seeley’s connection with the Gardner & Meeks Company, dealers in lumber. He is also interested in, and officially connected with a number of other business enterprises.

John Seeley, father of Howard W. Seeley, was prominent in North Bergen. For years he conducted a general store on the Hackensack plank road, and for twenty-one years he served the township of North Bergen in the capacity of treasurer. He married Augusta Blyth, daughter of Frederick E. and Jane A. Blyth, and among their children born in North Bergen was Howard Wilson, of whom further. (sic)

Howard W. Seeley was born in North Bergen, New Jersey, March 27, 1884, and received his early education in the public schools of his native township, and Eagan’s Business School. When his school training was completed, he found employment with the Gardner and Meeks Company, dealers in lumber, and his connection with that firm has been continuous from that time to the present. He began as stenographer and clerk on January 16, 1903, and fifteen years later was made a member of the board of directors and secretary and assistant treasurer, all of which official positions he still holds (1923). He is also a member of the board of directors of the Woodcliff Trust Company, and of the Woodcliff Building and Loan Association. He is a Democrat and takes an active part in the local activities of that party, having been elected a member of the township committee for North Bergen in November, 1921, to serve for the term of 1922 – 1923. He is a member of Union Hill Lodge, No. 1357, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and he is also a member of the Kiwanis Club, of North Hudson, the Nylta Club, of New York City, the Theodore A. Kleffman Association and the Morris Association. His religious connection and that of his family is with the Woodcliff Reformed Church, and he is an active member of the men’s club of that church.

On September 11, 1910, at Union Hill, New Jersey, Mr. Seeley married Lillian C. Fiedler, daughter of George and Anna E. Fiedler, and they are the parents of four boys: Howard W., Jr., John G., Robert D., and Donald M.

Page 237 – 238, “History Of The Municipalities Of Hudson County New Jersey 1630-1923,” Editor-In-Chief Daniel Van Winkle Historical – Biographical Volumes II & III Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc, New York and Chicago, 1924.

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