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Mary M. Seely

Personal

Gender: Female

Date of Death: December 29, 1924

Birth Place: OH

Death Place: Oakland, CA

Mary M. Seely


Club Mourns Death of Its Founder

The passing of Mrs. Mary M. Seely, “Mother” of Park Boulevard Club, brought sorrow to many friends during the past week. It was in 1913 Mrs. Seely called together a small group of women east of the lake and organized the club over which she presided as president for seven years. Believing in her task, she interested F.M. Smith in the woman movement and obtained from him a gift of land for the site of a clubhouse, which later was presented to the recreation department and became known as Park Boulevard playground.

When the late Miss Ethel Moore was a member of the recreation commission, Mrs. Seely persuaded her that a community clubhouse on this site was a necessity. An attractive building was erected and is occupied as the headquarters of Park Boulevard Club, with all the activities of the neighborhood centering in the picturesque auditorium.

Mrs. Seely was made much of at the Christmas jinks of the club, giving the entire day over to the December festivities. One of the happiest speeches of the luncheon hour was made by her. As her contribution to the Yuletide work of the club she filled a generous gift box to be presented to an ex-service woman through the agency of the local branch of the American Women’s Overseas League.

Retiring at her usual time on Monday night and in apparently full health, death came to Mrs. Seely in her sleep.

Oakland Tribune, January 4, 1925, Page 6S


SEELY – In Oakland, December 29, 1924, Mary Mindwell, wife of the late William A. Seely, and beloved mother of Mrs. Ruth Bundschu, sister of Mrs. Helen Hayward of Cleveland, Ohio, Chas. P. Loomis of Painsville, Ohio, and Elizabeth A. Ford of Oakland, a native of Ohio.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, December 31, 1924, at 2:30 o’clock p.m., at her late residence, 304 Athol avenue.

Published in the Oakland Tribune, Tuesday December 30, 1924 page 14