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Richard Henry Seely


Gender: Male


Spouse: Anne Catherine Smith

Date of Marriage: May 6, 1944

Marriage Place: Washington, D.C.

Miss Smith Bride of Richard Seely

Georgetown’s Christ Church in Washington, D.C., was the setting for a charming wedding of interest to a wide circle of Washington and Virginia families when on Saturday afternoon, May 6, at 4:30 o’clock, Miss Anne Catherine Smith was married to Richard Henry Seely, U.S.A. The former Miss Smith is the daughter of Mrs. T. Blackwell Smith and the late Mr. Smith, both members of old Virginia families. Mr. Seely is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Roy B. Seely of Edgehill Gardens, Morrisville, Pa.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her cousin, Thomas Claggett, of Leesburg and Washington, wore a gown of cream satin fashioned on princess lines and a floor-length veil held by a diadem of crystal leaves. She carried a bouquet of white orchids with sweetheart roses and stephanotis. Matron of honor for her sister was Mrs. Richard T. West, who wore a frock of nile green mousseline-de-soie and carried Joanna Hill roses and orchid sweet peas. The bridesmaids were Miss Phoebe Lewis, Mrs. Arthur Row and Miss Katherine Carroll, who wore similar gowns and carried bouquets of yellow snapdragons and blue delphiniums with matching flowers in their hair.

Mr. Seely had as his best man Glen Clements, U.S.A., and as ushers, Robert McDonnell, U.S.A.,; Herbert Laughlin, U.S.N.; Henry VanValzah, U.S.N.; and Richard Tozer, U.S.A.

Immediately following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Kennedy Warren, where Mrs. Smith and Dr. and Mrs. Seely received with the bride and bridegroom.

Mrs. Seely, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, attended George Washington University, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. For the past several years she had been connected with the Royal Air Force Delegation in Washington. Mr. Seely graduated from Lawrenceville School and Princeton University, ’42. He is at present studying medicine at Jefferson College in Philadelphia under the army specialized training program.

After a short wedding trip the young couple will make their home in Philadelphia, where Mr. Seely will continue his studies.

Published in the Trenton Evening Times (Tenton, N.J.), Sunday, May 14, 1944, page 9

[Great-grandson of SGS # 3082 – Richard Henry; Roy B.; Jared Todd; Horatio Stockton (# 3082); Obadiah (# 1327); John; John S; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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