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Query Number: 1708-1 August 2017

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Requested Information:

1708-1 Posted by Gary Seeley of Athens, OH on the SGS Facebook page

Elliott W. “Doc” Seeley arrived in Mogadore in the early 1920s, operated a drugstore on the northwest side of Cleveland Avenue and Mogadore Road, and built a new building in 1928 across the street in the location we knew as Seeley’s or Scheck’s Drugstore. In the office on the second floor of the large, brick building was a dentist: Dr. Robinson. Next door to the drugstore in the same building was a hardware store. In 1958, Doc Seeley sold his store to Mel Scheck who had worked with him since high school. Richard K’Meyer was another young man who had worked for Doc Seeley, attended pharmacy school and became a pharmacist the same year as Scheck. The Seeleys lived at 3870 Orchard Street, residents of Mogadore for almost 50 years.
Here is a photo of the Seeley Drugstore

Requester: Gary Seeley via Facebook

Initial Response Information:

Mogadore is located in Summit County OH, just southeast of Akron.

Elliott W. Seeley was in the SGS database as a 12th generation descendant of Robert Seeley (Elliott, Mark Twain, Wesley Allen, Jesse, David (SGS#1993), Jesse, Samuel, Nathaniel x4, Robert) but we didn’t have anything except his name, birth year and parents – and his mother’s name was mis-spelled.

1940 census Mogadore, Summit, OH

· Seeley, Elliott W age 46 b. OH, drug store owner

· Seeley, Mary age 40 b. OH

· Seeley, Patricia age 14 b. OH

1940 census Lodi, Medina, OH (indexed as Salter)

· Seeley, Mark T age 63, widowed b. OH

· Seeley, Grace E age 17 b. OH

· Seeley, William A age 21 b. OH

1930 census Mogadore, Summit, OH

· Seeley, Elliott, age 34 b. OH, OH, OH, drug store clerk, md 7 yr to

· Seeley, Mary age 30 b. OH, OH, OH

· Seeley, Patricia age 4 b. OH, OH, OH

1930 census Lodi, Medina, OH

· Seeley, Mark T age 57 b. OH, OH, OH, drug store clerk, 1st md at age 20

· Seeley, Lucy age 47 b. WI, GER, GER, 1st md at age 34

· Seeley, William age 11, Grace age 7, both b. OH, Oh, WI
1920 census Lodi, Medina, OH

· Seeley, Mark age 47 b. OH, OH, OH, grocery store keeper

· Seeley, Lucy age 37 b. IL, GER, GER

· Seeley, William age 10 mos b. OH, OH, IL

· Seeley, Elliott age 25, Charlott age 23, both b. OH, Oh, OH

· Seeley, Wesley age 84, father b. OH, NY, NY, widower

1910 census Harrisville, Medina, OH

· Seeley, Mark T age 37 b. OH, OH, OH, RR ticket agent, md 17 yr to

· Seeley, Lucinda age 37 b. OH, Oh, OH, 2 ch., 2 living

· Seeley, Elliot age 15, Charlotte age 14, both b. OH, OH, OH

Next home

· Seeley, Wesley A age 75 b. OH, NY, NY, own income, 2nd marr., md 45 yr to

· Seeley, Lucy A age 71 b. OH, VT, VT, her 1st marr., 4 ch., 3 living

1900 census Harrisville, Medina, OH (indexed as Suley)

· Seeley, Mark b. May 1872 OH, Oh, OH, grocer, md 6 yr to

· Seeley, Lucinda b. Jul 1871 OH, OH, OH, 2 ch., 2 living

· Seeley, Elliott b. Sept 1884, age 5, Charlotte b. Mar 1886, age 4, both b. OH, OH, OH (census taker had math issues?)

Next home

· Seeley, Wesley A. b. Jan 1835 OH, NY, NY, md 36 yr to

· Seeley, Luca A. b. Apr 1839 OH, VT, VT, 4 ch., 3 living

Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index

· Wesley A Seeley b. 11 Jan 1835, son of jesse Seeley and Prudence Brown md 25 Dec 1864 Lucy A Crosby

Source: History of the Western Reserve by Harriet Upton, Vol 2 p. 1171

Summit Co. Marriage Records

· Elliott Wenner Seeley age 65, of Mogadore, OH, pharmacist, b. in Lodi OH 11 Sept 1894 to Mark T Seeley and Lucinda Leiby, md once, now a widower md 5 Oct 1959 at Mogadore to

Sabina Meek age 48 of Mogadore, OH, domestic, b. in Glasgow, KY 31 Jan 1911 to Jim Meek and Allie Tobin, twice previously married and divorced: Henry Buechler (2nd) and Henry Blaydes (1st)

· Patricia Lynn Seeley of Mogadore, age 22 b. Akron, Ohio 17 Nov 1926 to Elliott Seeley and Mary Freed married 29 May 1948 at Summit Co. OH to

Gerhard Werner Kalkofen of Elkhart, IN b. 6 June 1925 at Chicago, IL to Karl KalKofen and Anna Neulandt

Cuyahoga Co Marriage records

· Alfred C Smith Jr lumberman, age 32 of Noble Beach Ave. b. Elizabeth NJ to Alfred C Smith and Elizabeth Loveland, divorced 12 Jul 1921 at Wilkesbarre, PA, md 20 July 1921 to

Charlotte M Seeley, nurse, age 25 of Huron Road Hospital b. Lodi, OH to Mark T Seeley and Lucinda Leiby


· Elliott Seeley of Mogadore, Summit, OH b. 11 Oct 1894, died Jan 1969

· William A. Seeley of Ocala, Marion, Florida b. 24 Feb 1919, d. 20 Mar 2005


· Mary F Seeley b. 1899 d. 21 Sept 1958 Summit Co. OH


· Grace E Seeley b. 8 Aug 1922 at Medina, add’l info: Mark

US Public Record

· Grace E Soule b. 8 Aug 1922, resided 837 Lansdowne Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46234-2107 (1993)


Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi, Medina, OH

Large Marker for

· Mark T Seeley May30 1872-Nov 6 1953

· Lucinda E Leiby, his wife July 5 1871-Aug 1 1912

· Lucy H Thormahlen July 20 1882-Aug 19 1937

· Elliott W Sept 11 1894-18 Jan 1969

· Charlotte M. 25 Mar 1896 –

· Alfred Calvert Smith Feb 5 1888 – 8 Sept 1945

Arlington National Cemetery, Plot: Sec: 60, Site: 1780

· William Allen Seeley b. 24 Feb 1919, d. 20 Mar 2005

son of Mark Twain Seeley and Lucy H Thormahlen

LCDR US Navy WWII Lagrange Cemetery Lagrange, Lorain County, Ohio

· Lucy Ines Johnson Leiby b. Oct. 10, 1872 Lagrange, Lorain County, Ohio; d. Dec. 9, 1957 Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio Children: Hazel Adeline Leiby Myers (1893 – 1967) and Juanita Iosa Leiby (1903 – 1969)

Obituary from Chronicle Telegram, (Elyria, Ohio) Tuesday December 10, 1957 page 14

LAGRANGE – Mrs. Lucy Leiby Seeley, 85, a native of this community, died yesterday afternoon in Norwalk Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She had been confined to the hospital since Saturday.

Born Oct. 10, 1872, Mrs. Seeley (nee Jackson) had lived in and around LaGrange community for 75 years, later residing in Lodi for seven years. Three years ago, she took up residence with her daughter, Miss Juanita Leiby, principal of Monroeville Public Schools, in Monroeville Public Schools, in Monroeville. A member of the Lodi Methodist Church. Mrs. Seeley also had resided for a brief time in Michigan.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Myers, Akron, and Miss Leiby, Monroeville; a son, Dayton O. Leiby, San Gabriel, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. John Soule, Cleveland, and Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Winter Park, Fla.; two stepsons, William Seeley, Battle Creek, Mich., and Elliott Seeley, Mo., Megadore, O.; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Her first husband, Gideon G. Leiby, and second husband, Mark T. Seeley, as well as a daughter and a son preceded her in death.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Drake Funeral Home, Monroeville, where funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Horst, pastor of the Monroeville Congregational Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in LaGrange Cemetery.

1940 census Winter Park, Orange, FL

· Smith, Alfred C. age 50 b. NJ, furnace retail agent

· Smith, Charlotte age 43 b. OH

· Smith, Charlotte C age 18, Elizabeth age 17, both b. OH

family lived in Hudson, Summit, OH in 1935

SS Application and Claims

· Charlotte Calvert Smith b. 29 Mar 1922 at Cleveland, OH to Alfred C Smith and Charlotte M Seeley, d. 20 May 2001

· Elizabeth Loveland Smith Wilson b. 11 May 1923 at Cleveland, OH to Alfred C Smith and Charlotte M Seeley, d. 7 Dec 1994, named listed as Elizabeth Smith Wilson Sept. 1954


· Charlotte C Smith b. 29 Mar 1922 d. 20 May 2001, last res, Winter Springs, Seminole, FL


· Elizabeth S Wilson b. 11 May 1923, d. 7 Dec 1994 at Seminole Co. FL

In conclusion, we have added details and a 2nd marriage for Elliott W Seeley, found an additional marriage for his father Mark Twain Seeley (who apparently really liked women named Lucy) and added a lot of information on Elliot’s siblings.

Responder: SGS Query Editor

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