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Query Number: 1208-1 August 2012

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Requested Information:

Mr Jackson wrote a book about an Ontario family that included descendant Margaret Gertrude Davidson. Margaret entered the US at Detroit, MI on 18 May 1933 with her mother Alma Marion Davidson. Their contact at their place of departure was Margaret’s father, William Davidson of Frazerburgh, SCOT. They were going to reside in Detroit with Alma’s father William Marfleet. Margaret was age 2 years and 10 mos. Margaret married a Richard Seeley. They had two children, Margaret b. about 1950 and Richard b. about 1951. Mr Jackson would like to know the identity of the Richard Seeley who md Margaret G Davidson and also further information on Margaret – where and when did she die? Did she have another marriage.

Requester: D R Jackson | djax@jacksonpublications.com

Initial Response Information:

1940 census Detroit, Wayne, MI
Marfleet, William H. age 55 b. ENG, caretaker of paint and Varnish factory
Marfleet, Gertrude A., wife age 55 b. ENG
Davidson, Margaret G, grdau. Age 9 b. CAN
Margaret married a Richard Seeley. They had two children, Margaret b. about 1950 and Richard b. about 1951.

US Naturalizations:
Margaret Gertrude Seely b. 30 Aug 1930 CAN, naturalized at Detroit 10 Jun 1953

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Update to Query #1208-1 // Update to Query 1208-1 Re: Richard Seeley, husband of Margaret Gertrude Davidson

The submitter D R Jackson (djax@jacksonpublications.com) was looking for information on Richard and his family. I recently found a Wayne Co. MI marriage record for this couple.
Richard Lewis Seely, b. abt 1928 at Detroit, Wayne to Charles Lewis Seely and Elisabeth Bratt, MI md there 7 Oct 1949 Margaret Gertrude Davidson age 19, b/ Windsor, ONT to William Davidson and Alma Marion Marflak.
1940 census Detroit, Wayne, MI
• Seely, Robert age 24 b. MI, dr asst at dog hospital
• Seely, Mary age 22 b. SCOT, telephone operator
Same building:
• Seely, Charles, age 48 b. CT, gage supervisor auto parts co.
• Seely, Elizabeth age 50 b. ENG
• Seely, Charles W age 26, inspector at auto plant, b. CT; Richard age 11 b. MI
1930 census Detroit, Wayne, MI
• Seely, Charles L age 39 b. CT, Ct, RI, manages tool crit?, auto factory, md 18 yr to
• Seely, Elizabeth age 40 b. ENG, ENG, ENG
• Seely, Charles Jr age 16, b. CT, CT, ENG; Robert James age 14, newsboy, Richard L age 1 yr 10 mos, both b. MI, CT, ENG b.
1920 census Detroit, Wayne, MI
• Seely, Chas Louis age 28 b. CT, CT, CT, machinist, screw works,
• Seely, Elizabeth age 30 b. ENG, ENG, ENG, to US in 1903
• Seely, Chas Wm age 6, b. CT, CT, ENG; Robt James age 4 b. MI, CT, ENG
1910 census: Stamford Ward 1, Fairfield, CT
• Charles Sceeley head age 45 first marriage married 21 years born US US US Clerk Cigar Store
• Louisa Sceeley wife age 38 first marriage 21 years mother of 2 born RI ?? RI
• Louis Sceeley son age 18 born CT US RI helper house cleaning maker
• Walter Sceeley son age 16 born CT US RI Apprentice Cigar Maker
1900 census Stamford, Fairfield, CT
• Charles F Seeley head age 34 June 1865 married 11 years born CT CT CT Fireman Pumping Station
• Louise Seeley wife age 30 Jan 1870 married 11 years mother of 2 born RI ?? RI
• Charles L Seeley son age 9 April 1891 born CT CT RI
• Walter F Seeley son age 6 Oct 1893 born CT CT RI
1930 census Stamford, Fairfield, CT (on Bank St.)
• Seeley, Charles F age 63 b. CT, CT, CT, assembler at sock factory, md 40 yr to
• Seeley, Louise age 57 b. RI, GER, RI,
• several roomers
I can’t find them in the 1920 census. In 1940 Louise is a widow in Stamford living alone.
CT Military census 1917
Charles Frederick Seeley age 51 of Bank St in Stamford, CT, married, one dependent, bricklayer, no military service.
WWI Draft
Charles Louis Seely b. 26 Apr 1891 Stamford, CT, machinist, resides Detroit, MI, has wife and 2 ch.
Unfortunately I haven’t located a birth, death, marriage or earlier census record for Charles Frederick. I’d appreciate any help.

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