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Dr. Alfred Barnes Seelye


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: December 20, 1870

Date of Death: February 14, 1948

Birth Place: Marshall County, IL

Alfred Barnes, son of John Mason and Ellen (Seely) Seelye, was born near Henry, Marshall County, Ill., December 20, 1870. He attended Michigan University, Rush Medical college and College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago, but did not complete his medical education.

Coming to Kansas in 1890 to join his parents, he established his business in Abilene and remained active in it until his death.

At an early age, he became a member of the Methodist church.

He was married in 1893 in Chicago to Jennie Talor Curts of Abilene. Two daughters, Marion and Helen were born.

After a brief illness, he passed away at his home on February 14, 1948.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters of the home, a sister in Idaho and other relatives.

He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and for almost 45 years, a member of the Masonic lodge.

Services were held from the home at 2:30 p.m. on February 17, with Rev. Paul A. Hantla, assisted by Dr. David Townley, in charge. W. J. Newlove, accompanied by Mrs.Newlove, sang “Abide With Me” and “The Lord’s Prayer”. Pall bearers were H. M. Howard, Chester Hutchinson, Dr. R. B. Miller, Ernest Morse, Roy Shearer and L. W. Wylder. Graveside services were conducted by members of the Abilene Masonic lodge. Earl Coffenberger in charge. Interment was in the Abilene Cemetery.

Contributed by: John Robert Seely

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