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James Witherell Seelye


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: July 5, 1858

Date of Death: March 27, 1893

Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Death Place: St. Louis, MO

Alumni 1881

JAMES WITHERELL SEELYE, [Riverside, Ill.], son of Henry E. and Henrietta W. (Hurd) Seelye, was born in Chicago, Ill., July 5, 1858; fitted for college at Lake Forest Academy, 111. Union T. S., ’81 — ’82 ; Auburn T. S., ’82— ’84 ; ord., (Presb.) Cayuga, N. Y., May, 1884. Miss., Trebizond, Eastern Turkey, one year, and at Constantinople. Translated a number of hymns into Greek and prepared four pamphlets of comments upon the International Sunday School lessons and three tracts in Greek ; returned to this country in the summer of 1889 in ill-health ; p.. First Cong, church, Olney, Ill., Nov. ’89 — Dec. ’90; Presb. church, Shawneetown, Ill., ’90 — ’92. In ill health. Phoenix, Ariz., ’82 — ’93. Died of chronic pneumonia, March 27, 1893. Married, in St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 14, 1889, Laura Tucker, dau. of Henry Tucker of Cedar Rapids, Ia. One child.

Page 183, “Biographical Record of the Alumni and Non-Graduates of Amherst College, Volume II (Classes of ’72 – ’96)” Compiled and Edited by W.L. Montague, M.A., Ph.D., Class of ’55, Carpenter & Morehouse, Printers, Amherst, Mass., 1901.

[Grandson of Seth Seelye SGS # 2056 – James Witherell; Henry E.; Seth (#2056; Nathan; Seth; Nathan; James; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

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