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Query Number: 1108-3 August 2011

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Requested Information:

Rendall recently was vacationing in Hawaii and had the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. One of the names on the list of men entombed in the USS Arizona was William Eugene Seeley. Rendall wanted to know who William Eugene’s parents and family were and what Seely line he is connected to. He died on 7 Dec 1941 in the battle of Pearl Harbor. Rendall believes that William was born in 1922 in Connecticut.

Requester: rendall Seely | rendallseely@yahoo.com

Initial Response Information:

WWII and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
William E Seeley
Inducted From: CT, rank: Seaman First Class, US Navy
Death date: 7 Dec 1941, Last known status: Missing
Monument: Honolulu, Hawaii
US Awards; Purple Heart medal

Life Magazine issue of 3 Jul 1943 lists those killed in the 1st 18 mos. of the war by hometown
Groton, CT: William Eugene Seeley

1930 census Groton, New London, CT
Seely, Paul, age 35 b. KS, KS, KS, electric co. lineman, md 10 yr to
Seely, Frances, age 36 b. CT, CT, CT
Seely, William age 7, Jeanett age 4, Paul age 1 yr 2 mos., all b. CT, father b. KS, mother b. CT

1910 census Washington, Crawford, KS
Seeley, FE age 40, Alma age 44, b. as below, she has had 12 ch., 8 living, they are md 19 yr
Seeley, Mitt age 18, Hattie age 16, Beecher age 15, David age 14, Paul age 11, Frank age 9, Eugene age 5, Sara age 3, all b. KS, IL, NY
(KS census 1905 has Frank age 36, John age 16, Mit age 12, Hattie age 11, David age 10, Steve age 9, Paul age 6, Frank age 4, Eugene age 2 mos and Emily age 40

1900 census Fort Scott, Bourbon, KS
Seeley, Frank b. Aug 1866 IL, IL, NY, day laborer, md 9 yr to
Seely, Alma b. Jan 1863 NY, NY, NY, 8 children, 6 living
Green (crossed out), John, step-son, b. May 1889 KS, NY, NY
Seely, Milton b. Mar 1892, Hattie b. Jul 1893, David b. Jul 1895, Theodore b. Mar 1897, Paul b. Aug 1898, all b. KS, IL, NY
(1895 census Washington, Crawford, KS: Frank Seely age 26 b. IL, Alma age 30 b. KY, JA age 6, Milton age 3, H.M. age 1, all b. KS)

1885 KS census Independent, Barton, KS
Seely, Samuel age 61, farmer, Harriet age 46, Milton age 26, Hattie age 20, Beecher age 18, Frank age 15, Lulu age 12, William age 8, Julia age 3
(In 1860 Samuel, Harriet and Milton age 1 were in Vermilion, LaSalle, IL)

Samuel Seely md Harriet Tyler 24 Aug 1856 in LaSalle County, County Court Records, Film # 1710810 – 1710813.

US Veterans Gravesites
Mitt Seely, LTCOL US ARMY WORLD WAR II, b. 15 Mar 1892, d. 26 Mar 1984. Service start date: 1 Nov 1942, Buried 28 Mar 1984 at Riverside National cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside, CA 92518, Section 5 Site 1235. With him is wife Maud: Section 5 Site 1236

Army Enlistment
Mitt Seely age 19 b. Greatbend KS enlisted in June 1911 at Jefferson, MO

CA Death Index
Mitt Seely
Social Security No.: 424445526
b. 15 Mar 1892 KS, d. 26 Mar 1984 San Bernardino
Mother’s maiden name: Brown

Mitt Seely b. 15 Mar 1892, d. Mar 1984 Sun City, Riverside, CA
Civil: Alabama

From our database the line is:
William Eugene, Paul, Francis Edward, Samuel, William, Jonas, John, John S., Obadiah, Obadiah, Obadiah

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