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Moroni Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: May 29, 1843

Date of Death: May 5, 1930

Birth Place: Salt Lake, UT

Death Place: Stirling, Alberta

Moroni Seely

Pioneer Farmer Of Mt. Pleasant Dies in Canada

Mt. Pleasant  Moroni Seely, formerly a farmer and stockman of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday at his home in Stirling, Canada.  Mr. Seely had been an invalid for more than 20 years, a sufferer from rheumatism.

He was born in Salt Lake, May 29, 1843.  His father, William S. Seely, was the first bishop of Mr. Pleasant.  His mother was Elizabeth De Hart Seely.

In 1850, he came with his parents with the first settlers to Mt. Pleasant, and as a young man, engaged in range riding and freighting produce to the mining settlements of Utah and Nevada.  He later engaged in farming and cattle raising.

He was married in the endowment house in Salt Lake, April 10, 1869, to Emily Alice Barton, a daughter of John and Susannah Barton, of Mt. Pleasant.  They were the parents of nine children.

In 1902, Mr. Seely and his family moved to Stirling, Canada, where they have since made their home.  His wife died last January.

He is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Vilate Ericksen, Mrs. Clara Nelson, Cyrus, Orson, Arta J. George Seely and Mrs. Verda Fawns, all of Stirling, Canada.  One son, Mell Gay, lost his life in the Castlegate disaster in 1924.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Barton and Mrs. Anna S. Petersen, and two brothers, Joseph N. Seely and William Alfred Seely, all of Mt. Pleasant.

The body will be sent from Canada next Thursday and funeral services will be held in Mt. Pleasant, the time and place to be announced later.

Published in The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah) Tuesday May 6, 1930

[Son of SGS # 2336 – Maroni; William Stuart (# 2336); Justus Azel (# 836); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]