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Walter Edwin Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Death: September 23, 1908

Birth Place: San Bernardino, CA

Death Place: San Bernardino, CA

Walter Edwin Seely


In the death of Walter Edwin Seely, which occurred at an early hour this morning, this city lost a man widely known throughout Southern California and one who has spent nearly every day of the forty-five years of his life in this city, says the San Bernardino Index.  His father, David Seely, was one of the earliest settlers of the valley and was probably the first to make a home in what is now Highland, and with one exception, his children have spent their lives here.

Ed Seely, as he was generally known, was for years one of the best known men on the streets of this city, but for the past few years he has spent much of his time on the desert, although still maintaining a home here and come back to renew his friendship ties at frequent intervals.  A man naturally of a sedentary disposition, he nevertheless enjoyed the friendship of nearly all who knew him, and there are many here who will miss him sadly.  For months he has been failing rapidly, and for the past few weeks little hope has been entertained for his life, the end of his struggles coming at an early hour this morning.

He never married, but leaves behind an aged mother, Mrs. Mary Seely of this city; two sisters, Mrs. John Barton of this city, and Mrs. A. McDonald of Los Angeles, and a brother, D.R. Seely of Highland.  The funeral services will be held from the undertaking parlors of Barton & Catick at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. M. B. Shaw officiating.

Published in the Riverside Independent Enterprise (Riverside, CA) Thursday, September 24, 1908

[Son of SGS # 2339 – Walter Edwin; David (#2339); Justus Azel (# 836); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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