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Horace J. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: February 13, 1927

Birth Place: MI

Death Place: San Jose, CA

Horace J. Seely

SEELY – In San Jose, Cal., February 13, 1927, Horace J. Seely, beloved husband of Dora L. Seely, loving father of Mrs. Mary Keller of San Jose, A.T. Seely of Fellows, California and Mrs. Clara Bolton of Santa Maria, Calif., a native of Michigan, aged 76 years, 5 months and 11 days.

Remains will be forwarded to Oceano, California, today (Tuesday), February 15, 1927, at 8:30 a.m. by Denegri-Geoffroy.
San Jose Mercury Herald, February 15, 1927, page 26

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Arroyo Grande, Feb. 14 – Horace J. Seely, 76, pioneer resident of this section, died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Keller, at San Jose.  Death was due to a general breakdown.

Mr. Seely was visiting his daughter, while his wife was in a San Jose hospital, recovering from a major operation to which she submitted recently, at the time of his death.

The deceased was born in Michigan and came to the Arroyo Grande valley with his parents in 1871, and spent practically all his life in this section.  He was one of the well-known ranchers of the district, retiring from active work a few years ago.

Fifty-one years ago Mr. Seely married Dora Casteel, who survives him, and two daughters, Mrs. Keller of San Jose and Mrs. Clara Bolton, of Santa Maria, and one son, T. Seely, of Fellows, and a stepson, Jay Seely of Los Angeles, as well as a number of grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held at the Cleaver funeral parlors here Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with the Rev. L.C. Routzahn, an old family friend officiating.  Interment will be in Arroyo Grande cemetery.

Published in the San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, Monday, February 14, 1927

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Arroyo Grande, Feb. 16 – Funral services for the late Horace Seely were held at the Cleaver funeral home this morning at 10 o’clock. L. C. Rontzahn officiated. During the services Mrs. Rilla Henry and Mrs. Mamie Moore, accompanied on the piano by Miss Olive Brown, rendered two hymns “There’ll Be no Dark Valley,” and “Saved by Grace.”

Interment took place in the Arroyo Grande cemetery, where commitment services were read at the graveside by M. Rontzahn.

The pall bearers were M.R. Swan, Albion Taylor, A.A. Henry, F.A. Cox, F.E. Bennett and Fred Norton.

Published in the San Luis Obispo Daily Telegram, Thursday, February 17, 1927

[Son of SGS #2648 – Horace J.; Timothy (#2648); Horace (#950); Nathaniel; Justus; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel; Robert]

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