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Orville J. Seeley


Gender: Male


Spouse: Mae Stone

Date of Marriage: February 17, 1906

Marriage Place: Norwalk, OH

GOLDEN WEDDING anniversary is being observed today by Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Seeley of 516 Herrick Ave. West, Wellington, today. The Seeleys were wed in Norwalk 50 years today and have lived in Norwalk, Toledo and Wellington. They owned and operated the West Side Grocery in Wellington for 13 years. (Chronicle-Telegram Staff Photo)

Published in the Chronicle Telegram, February 17, 1956

Golden Wedding Couple Recall First Years Of Marriage

WELLINGTON – Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Seeley of 516 Herrick Ave. West will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary quietly Friday.

Both born in 1884, the Seeleys remember their first winter of marriage when they set up housekeeping on Milan Street in Norwalk.

Mr. Seeley remembers he was working for 12 cents per hour and moved to Toledo to “get rich quick” when he was offered a job there at 18 cents per hour.

The Seeleys lived in Toledo for 15 years and during that time owned three homes. Their first was a small cottage which they were able to buy by scraping together $200 for a down payment. They had just $6 left with which to pay taxes.

When they moved to Wellington, they bought the West End Grocery and operated it for 13 years.

They are the parents of two children, Marian, now Mrs. Boyd McConnell, and Charles, both of Wellington. They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Published in the Chronicle Telegram, Thursday February 16, 1956 page 13

Mrs. Seeley Honored For Anniversary

WELLINGTON – Mrs. Orville Seeley was honored for her golden wedding anniversary at a party Wednesday night by Lillywood Rebekah Lodge, of which she is a member, in the lodge rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Seeley will have been married 50 years Feb. 24.

A covered dish supper and anniversary cake were served to the 37 members. Mrs. Seeley received a gift from the Past Noble Grands Association. Games were played and prizes awarded to the winners.

Special guests were Mrs. Charles Seeley, Mrs. Boyd McConnell and Mrs. Ralph Puder, relatives of the honored guest.

Published in the Chronicle Telegram, February 10, 1956

[Great-Great-Grandson of SGS # 1993 – Orville J.; Wesley A.; George Delwin; Jessie; David (# 1993); Jessie (#620); Samuel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Nathaniel; Robert]

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