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Hazelton M. Seely

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Gender: Male

Date of Death: January 12, 1987

Birth Place: San Jose, CA

Death Place: Redlands, CA

Hazelton M. SEELY

SEELY, LEADER IN YUCAIPA, IS DEATH VICTIM
Large Ranch Manager’s Funeral Will Be This Afternoon in Church That He Served
Yucaipa valley today will pay final respects to one of its foremost citizens, Hazelton M. Seely, who died of a heart malady at 2 a.m. yesterday in the Redlands Heights sanitarium.
The funeral will be at 1:30 this afternoon at the Yucaipa Methodist church, where Mr. Seely was a Sunday school teacher and prominent layman for years.
The Rev. A.L. Bear will officiate, with the Rev. N.H. Hudson and the Rev. Edward Price officiating. Burial will be at Mountain View cemetery, Pasadena, with F. Arthur Cortner in charge.
MANAGED 70 ACRES
Mr. Seely, manager and part owner of the 70-acre Yucaipa Orchard Co., ranch, had been outstanding in the valley for 25 years.
He was born 60 years ago near San Jose, where his family were pioneers. When he was only four years old the family moved to Long Beach, his father building the fourth house in that community.
While attending the University of Southern California, Seely was a track star, setting a state record for the 220-yard dash that was unbeaten for four years.
MARRIED IN 1901
At Long Beach in 1901 he married Adda L. Shaul, who survives him. Other survivors are his children: Mrs. Earl F. Gorton, Pasadena; Mrs. Walter F. Wride, Pasadena; and Adda Mary Seely, Yucaipa and five grandchildren.
Mr. Seely moved to Pasadena from Long Beach, conducting a retail fruit business. Then he became a wholesale produce dealer in Los Angeles.
When he moved to Yucaipa he acquired a 16-acre ranch on the present Fourth avenue, operating that until three years ago, when he established his home at Tenth street and Avenue D, in the Dunlap Acres area.
LEADER IN GRANGE
He was a former president of the Yucaipa Valley Fruit Co., now the Yucaipa Cooperative Growers association and remained as a director. He was prominent in the Yucaipa Grange.
He owned one-fourth interest in the prized Yucaipa Orchard Co., holdings and was manager during the last eight years. Other owners are F.R. Davis, of Yucaipa, and three Los Angeles business men.
He had been seriously ill during the last four weeks.
Published in The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) Saturday, August 28, 1937

Valley Joins in Seely Memorial
Hundreds of Yucaipa residents yesterday joined in memorial rites for H.M. Seely, for whose funeral the Yucaipa Methodist church was filled. Interment followed at Mountain View cemetery, Pasadena.
The Rev. A.L. Bear officiated, aided by the Rev. N.H. Hudson and the Rev. Edward Price.
Dr. W.A. Andrews, playing his own harp accompaniment, sang, as did Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. George Lyall.
Pallbearers were Floyd E. White, R.F. Gill, George W. Taylor, H.H. Harlan, F.R. Davis and J.W. Tucker.
Honorary pallbearers were G.D. Lee, C.W. Perry, E.M. Marks, J.C. Fritts, John Back, D.M. Holsinger, J.W. Lane and G.O. Barnett.
F. Arthur Cortner was in charge of arrangements.

Published in The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California) Sunday, August 29, 1937