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Query Number: 1805-1 May 2018

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Requested Information:

A photo on the SGS Facebook page of several Seeley descendants posing in their SGS t-shirts in Marietta, OH during the 2017 SGS Reunion got a lot of attention with several folks saying “I’m a Seeley/Seely too”, including Katherine. Katherine says that her father was Delbert C Seeley and her mother was Annie Marie Seeley (Rhine) but she doesn’t know how she fits in to any Seeley line. According to her Facebook profile Katherine grew up in Marysville, Yuba, CA.

Requester: Katherine Grise

Initial Response Information:

: We already had some information on members of this family:

Obituaries on our website:

·         Raymond Hal Seeley – December 31, 2013 – Baker City, OR

Raymond Hal Seeley, 58, of Baker City, died Dec. 31, 2013, at his residence.

Private services have been held. Raymond was born on July 9, 1955, at Springfield, Calif., to Annie Marie Rhines. Raymond worked various places as a mechanic working on vehicles. He also enjoyed fishing and working on landscaping and enjoyed mowing lawn at the Baker City Nazarene Church. Raymond had never married.

Survivors include his brother, Hermes Brown, and his wife, Dana, of Baker City; other brothers and sisters; and a daughter. He was preceded in death by his mother, Annie; a sister, Lois; and a brother Delbert. Memorial contributions may be made to Raymond Seeley Memorial through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR 97814. Published in The Baker City Herald, (OR) – Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Delbert Seeley, 58, of Olivehurst, passed away on January 5, 2013. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors (530) 742-2473.
    Published in Appeal Democrat on January 8, 2013


  • Raymond Hal Seeley b. 9 Jul 1955 in Solano Co., CA. Mother’s maiden name Rhines
  • Delbert Seeley b. 22 Feb 1954 in Los Angeles Co., CA. Mother’s maiden name Rhines
  • Hope Elizabeth Seeley b. 21 Jan 1953 in Los Angeles Co. CA. Mother’s maiden name Rhines
  • Frankie D. Seeley b. 10 Dec 1957 in Sutter Co., CA. Mother’s maiden name Rhines
  • Hermes A Brown b. 29 Jul 1959 in Sutter Co., CA. Mother’s maiden name Rhines


  • Hope E Seeley, age 16 md Larry L Matthews age 19 on 22 Nov 1969 in Yuba Co. CA
  • Delbert C Seeley md Annie M Donaldson 11 Oct 1943 In CA (unknown county)


  • Hope Elizabeth Matthews of CA md Larry Lee Matthews of CA by religious celebrant on 22 Jun 1979 in Reno, NV
  • Delbert Charles Seeley of AZ md to Odis Hartman Seeley of AZ 15 Sept 1977 in Clark Co. NV

US Pub Rec

  • Raymond H Seeley, b. 9 Jul 1955, resided 3024 Martin St. Orlando, FL in 1993
  • Yvonne Seeley resided 3024 Martin St. Orlando, FL in 1995
  • Odis Seeley b. 27 Aug 1923   PO Box 993, Eager, AZ 85925-0993
  • Delbert C Seeley b. 17 Dec 1917 PO Box 993, Eager, AZ 85925-0993


  • Annie Marie Brown b. 19 Jan 1922, OK, died 14 Jul 1994, Yuba Co. CA. Father’s surname: Rhines, Mother’s Maiden Name: Fuller


  • Lester Donaldson age 21 md Anna Marie Rhein 26 Aug 1938 at Atoka, OK

CA Div Index

  • Annie M Rhines div from Hermes Brown Feb 1966, Yuba Co. CA



  • Delbert C Seeley md Helen Merrifield 14 May 1938 at Whatcom, WA
  • Helen Emily Seeley age 36 b. Mount Vernon, WA md 21 Dec 1949 at Skagit, WA to Morgan C Williams
  • Delbert Edwin Seeley md Kate Busch 23 Sept 1916 in Pierce Co. WA

1940 census West Clear Lake, Skagit, WA

  • Seeley, Delbert age 22 b. WA, laborer on road project
  • Seeley, Helen age 27 b. WA
  • both resided in the same place in 1935
  • Next door: Albert and Selma Merrifield, both age 52

1930 census East Sound, San Juan, WA

  • Seeley, Delbert age 32 b. MI, NY, NY, fisherman for market, md 14 yr to
  • Seeley, Kate age 35 b. WA, IT, KS
  • Seeley, Delbert age 13, Dora age 12, Marian age 6, all b. WA, MI, WA

1920 census Rosedale, Pierce, WA

  • Seeley, Delbert age 23 b. MI, NY, WI, farmer
  • Seeley, Kate age 25 b. WA, NY, PA
  • Seeley, Delbert age 2 yr, 0 mos, Dora age 10 mos., both b. WA, MI, WA

1910 census Rosedale, Pierce, WA

  • Seeley, Chas age 51 b. NY, Nj, NY, farmer, md 24 yr to
  • Seley, Sarah E age 47 b. Ny, NY, NY, 8 children, 7 living
  • Seeley, Herbert age 17, Delbert age 13, both b. MI, NY, NY; Frank age 9, b. WA, NY, NY
  • Weaver, Hannah W age 69. mother-in-law b. NY, NY, NY, widow, 6 ch., 2 living

WWI Draft Reg’n

  • Delbert Edwin Seeley of Rosedale, WA b. 27 July 1896 MI, father b. NY, father Chas Seeley named as next of kin. Signed Delbert Edward Seeley


In the SGS database we have Charles Delbert Seeley b. 1858 Seneca Co NY, married 1882 Allegan Co MI to Sarah Elizabeth Weaver, died 1951 Thurston MI. He was a son of William Seely and Harriet Louise Worden. William is SGS# 3507. So Katherine’s line is Katherine, Delbert Charles, Delbert Edwin, Charles Delbert, William, Daniel Joseph, John, John, Samuel, Jonas, Obadiah.

This was all a bit confusing because of multiple marriages. It looks like Annie Rhines was md 1st to Lester Donaldson, then to Delbert Charles Seeley, then to Hermes Brown.

Meanwhile Delbert Charles Seeley was md 1st to Helen Merrifield, then to Annie Marie Rhines Donaldson, then to Odis Hartman.

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