James E. Seeley

Personal

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 1851

Birth Place: Hiadoostan

James E. Seeley was born in Hiadoostan in 1851, and with his parents came to the town of Amenia, this county, in 1862, where he remained until 1868. He then spent two years in travel, after which he went to Nebraska and Iowa, where he engaged in the investment and loan business, which he has successfully conducted since that time.

After remaining in the west for about three years, in the meantime forming a co-partnership with Edmund McIntyre, he came to Poughkeepsie. This was in 1873, and for 20 years the offices of McIntyre & Seeley were located at 48 Market Street. Six years ago Mr. Seeley removed to the savings bank building, where he now conducts a general investment and loan brokerage business, the principal features of which consist of placing loans on first bond and mortgage, the security offered being improved farm property in southern Nebraska, these farms being in well settled and thoroughly improved counties, the loans being made only to persons of known thrift, integrity and promptness, and in no case is over 40 per cent of the actual value of the land advanced. Competent superintendents are on the ground at all times, and careful valuations of all properties upon which loans are made are regularly obtained. Besides this, Mr. Seeley personally spends from one to two months on the ground each summer.

Branch offices and correspondents are located at Seward, Holdridge, Indianola, Wilcox and Minden, Neb.

City, County and School Bonds, issued by cities, towns and school districts in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa, as well as in other sections of the country, are dealt in amounts of $300 and upwards.

These various investments pay from six to sever per cent per annum and all are guaranteed to be first-class.

Mr. Seeley has a good reputation for fair dealing and numbers among his patrons the largest investors in the vicinity.

Published in the Poughkeepsie Daily Eagle, March 16, 1899 Supplement

[Grandson of SGS #1958 – James Ezra; Augustus Horton; Ezra (#1958); Nehemiah (#610); Hezekiah; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

James E. Seeley
James E. Seeley