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Orange Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: February 20, 1843

Birth Place: Nashville, Lee County, IA

SEELY, ORANGE. First counselor in the Emery Stake presidency, Utah, from 1880 to 1899, was born Feb. 20, 1843, in Nashville, Lee Co., Iowa, the son of Justus W. Seely and Clarissa Jane Wilcox. He was baptized when eight years old, came to the Valley in 1847, was ordained a Bishop in 1877 and presided over the Mt. Pleasant North Ward. Later he presided over the Castle Dale, Ferron and Huntington Wards successively.

Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City, UT: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1901.

[Son of Justus Wellington SGS# 2337 – Orange; Justus Wellington(#2337); Justus Azel; Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

* this is another biography from a different source

SEELY, ORANGE (son of Justus Wellington Seely and Clarissa Jane Wilcox). Born Feb. 20, 1843, Nashville, Iowa.

Married Hannah Olsen July 24. 1863, Mt. Pleasant, Utah (daughter of Hans Olsen and Chasty Okersen of Sweden, pioneers Oct. 20, 1867). She was born Nov. 27, 1842. Their children: Emma Jane b. Oct. 30, 1864, m. Christian Grice Larsen; Hanna b. Sept. 19, 1866, m. Nad Olsen; Orange b. Dec. 29, 1869, m. Trena Hansen; Sarah b. Feb. 7, 1871, m. Samuel H. Larsen; Chasty b. June 9, 1873, m. Heber Frandsen; Henry Alonzo b. Dec. 2, 1875; Mary Bertrude b. April 3, 1878; Ethel Ingre b. Sept. 16, 1880, died; David Randolph b. Jan. 16, 1882, m. Elva Singleton. Family home Castledale, Utah.

Bishop of North ward, Mt. Pleasant, 1877-79; also bishop of Castle Valley ward 1879-83. First counselor to President C. G. Larsen 18 years. President of town board two terms. Member legislature 1894.

Esshom, Frank Elwood. Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Co., 1913.

[Son of Justus Wellington SGS# 2337 飽range; Justus Wellington(#2337); Justus Azel; Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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