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Richard Montgomery Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: 1880

Birth Place: MI


Spouse: Clara Allen

Date of Marriage: March 5, 1902

Marriage Place: Seneca County, NY

R.M. Seelys to Observe Golden Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Seely of the Town of Gorham will pass their golden wedding anniversary March 5 and the occasion will be observed with open house Sunday, March 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the home of their son Allan Seely and wife where the couple now reside.

Mr. Seely was born in Michigan in 1880 coming to Seneca county in 1901. Mrs. Seely was born in the Town of Romulus, Seneca county in 1877 and moved with her parents to a farm in the Town of Varick eight years later.

Richard Montgomery Seely, known as Mont and Clara Allen were married March 5, 1902 and except for one year spent in Geneva lived on the farms owned by their parents until 1941 when the farms were sold to the U.S. Government to become a part of the Seneca Ordnance depot. They then took up their residence in Syracuse where they lived until September 1950 when they came to live with their son.

Besides their son Allan they had a daughter Mrs. Doris Hall who died in 1944. Mrs. Seely who was one of four children has one brother Joseph Allen of Prattsburg. Mr. Seely has one sister, Mrs. G.C. Deady of Oswego. They have four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Seely are both in comfortable health and hope to greet many of their friends at their open house on March 2.

Published in the Chronicle-Express (Penn Yan, NY), on February 28, 1952, page 14

Published in The Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, NY) February 26, 1952, page 2

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Seely celebrated their golden wedding Sunday at the home of their son, Allan Seely and family, with open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sixty-five friends from Syracuse, Auburn, Romulus, Geneva, and nearer homer greeted the happy couple and extended best wishes for many more years together. Bouquets of golden flowers decorated the room and from a buffet tabled centered with daffodils and narcissus and yellow candles were served refreshments of ice cream, cake, cookies, and coffee.

Published in the Chronicle-Express (Penn Yan, NY), March 6, 1952, page 11

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