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George Louis Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: November 9, 1874

Date of Death: January 8, 1928

Birth Place: Winters, CA

Death Place: Hemet, CA

George Louis Seely

SEELY – In Hemet, Cal., January 8, 1928. Louis George SEELY, son of the late George and Margaret Seely, loving brother of Mrs. Ida May Collins of Orange, Cal.; Jessie B. Axelson of Los Angeles and E. E. Seely of Aromas, a native of California, aged 54 years.

Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Wednesday), January 11, 1928, at 2 p.m. from Denegri & Geoffroy funeral parlor, corner Second and San Carlos streets. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

Published in the San Jose Mercury Herald, January 11, 1928, Wednesday, page 26

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Stroke Sunday Morning Fatal to G.L. Seely; Funeral Conducted Tuesday

Word of the sudden death of George Lewis Seely at his ranch home on East Florida avenue last Sunday morning came as a shock to his many friends and acquaintances throughout the valley.  Mr. Seely was just ready to leave for the morning service at Pilgrim Congregational church when a heart attack came upon him and he fell to the floor of the living room.  The friends who are living in the Seely home rushed to his aid, picked him up and carried him to his bed.  He recovered consciousness long enough to express to them his realization that he was dying and give a few final instructions.

Several weeks ago Mr. Seely had a slight stoke while attending the evening service at Pilgrim Congregational church, and the second stroke was not unexpected.

Came Here in 1907

The deceased was always known in Hemet Valley as L.G. Seely.  He came here in 1907, buying the fruit ranch on East Florida avenue which has always been his home from Abraham Smith.  In later years his property holdings in the valley became quite extensive.

Mr. Seely was born near Winters, Yolo county, California, November 9, 1874.  There he spent the first 12 years of his life, and in 1886 the family moved to San Jose.  In 1892 they moved to a fruit ranch at Aromas, Monterey county, where a younger brother of the deceased now resides.  Mr. Seely never married.  He was a member of the Hemet Odd Fellows lodge.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida M. Collins, of Orange, and Mrs. Jessie B. Axelson, of Los Angeles, and one brother, Edwin E. Seely, of Aromas.  Mr. and Mrs. Axelson are on a tour around the world and were scheduled to be in India last Sunday.

Funeral on Tuesday

Funeral services were conducted at the chapel of the Kingham Funeral Company Tuesday morning of this week, the Rev. William Pearce, a close friend of the deceased, officiating.  Pallbearers were George Sorkness, Will Smith, A.G. Leistner, G.C. Disney, George Benson and D.L. Simpson, all brother Odd Fellows.  The body was shipped to San Jose for interment and was accompanied by Mr. Seely’s sister, Mrs. Ida M. Collins, and her husband.  At San Jose Odd Fellows Observatory lodge No. 23 was in charge of the services at the grave for Hemet lodge.

Published in the Hemet News (Hemet, California) Friday, January 13, 1928

[Grandson of SGS # 2665 – George Louis; George Washington; Norman B. (#2665); Jeduthan/Juduthen (#975); Ebenezer; David; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel; Robert]

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