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Nancy Stoddard Seely


Gender: Female


Spouse: William Francis Cutten

Date of Marriage: May 15, 1932

Marriage Place: Binghamton, NY


Co-ed at Swarthmore Is Bride of Colgate University Senior

Nancy Stoddard Seely and William Francis Cutten eloped Sunday afternoon, it was learned yesterday, while returning to the Seely home in Swarthmore from a “prom” in Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

The bridegroom, who is a senior at Colgate, is a son of Dr. George Barton Cutten, president of that institution.

His bride, who is a daughter of Dr. Walter Hoff Seely and Mrs. Seely, and a freshman at Swarthmore College, was a guest at the Cutten home during the past week.

The engagement was announced by Dr. and Mrs. Cutten at a dinner Friday evening at the Phi Gamma Delta house.

After a week-end at Hamilton, the couple was on the way to Swarthmore with a party of Colgate friends.

When they reached Binghamton, N.Y., it was suggested they elope.

After lunch they visited the home of Dr. Carl A. Gallgren, now pastor, of the First Congregational Church in that city, and a former professor at Colgate. There they telephoned to Dr. and Mrs. Seely, announced their plans and received parental blessings by phone. The ceremony was performed by Dr. Gallgren, and Mr. and Mrs. Cutten resumed their journey.

The couple was enthusiastically received by students at Swarthmore yesterday. Mrs. Cutten will complete her college year, while her husband will return to Colgate for graduation.

The bride is a graduate of Emma Willard School, at Troy, N.Y. and entered Swarthmore to specialize in English and journalism. Her husband, who is a Canadian, is active in all college affairs, and has achieved a reputation almost paralleling that of his father, who was a Yale football player and coach.

The couple met while the Seelys occupied their summer home in Hamilton.

After Swarthmore closes Mrs. Cutten will continue her studies at a Canadian university, where her husband will teach.

Published in the Chester Times, (Chester, PA) Tuesday, May 17, 1932, front page
In the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Penna.

Walter Hoff Seely, guardian ad litem for Nancy Stoddard Seely Cutten, libellant, vs. William Francis Cutten, respondent. No. 787 March Term, 1934


TO William Francis Cutten, Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

You are hereby notified that a final rule in divorce has been granted against you at the suit of Walter Hoff Seely, guardian ad litem for Nancy Stoddard Seely Cutten, your wife, returnable to the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, No. 787 March Term, 1934, on the 26th day of October 1934, on or before which date you may show cause if any you have why such divorce should not be granted.

James A. Cochrane, Esq.
Attorney for Libellant
Pennsylvania Bank Building
Chester, Pennsylvania

Published in the Chester Times, (Chester, PA) Friday, October 12, 1934, page 22

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