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Samuel S. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: September 5, 1870

COL. SAMUEL S. SEELY, the late veteran editor and publisher, was born in Cambria county, Pennsylvania, and at the age of seventeen he established the Mountain, Echo at Ebensburg. He afterward came to Jersey Shore, and in January, 1846, established the Republican, which he published until 1852, excepting the interval between October, 1850, and June, 1851, when the paper was suspended because of destruction of the office by fire on the former date. In connection with John F. Meginness he established the News Letter in June, 1854, and published it a few years. From 1858 to 1861 he was identified with the Watchman at Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and in the latter year was appointed to a government position in Washington, D. C. Returning to Jersey Shore at the end of his official term, he was made assistant manager of the Lycoming Gazette of Williamsport. Later he purchased the Jersey Shore Herald, which he published until his death, September 5, 1870. He married Rebecca Reed, who survives him and resides in Jersey Shore.

History of Lycoming County Pennsylvania,” Chapter LII, edited by John F. Meginness, 1892

[SGS # 3428 – Samuel Seely (#3428); Charles Blanchard (# 1519); Samuel Charles; Christopher, Samuel; Jonas; Obadiah]

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