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Query Number: 1805-2 May 2018

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Requested Information:

Roger sent us a series of newspaper clippings including the following dated Sunday October 11, 1953:

Barea Lamb is the bride of Lt. Frederick D. Seeley

Tenafly, NJ. Oct. 10

The marriage of Miss Barea Lamb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Barre Lamb of Tenefly to Lt. (j.g.) Frederick Deschapelles Seeley. U.S.N.R., son of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Seeley of Englewood, NJ took place this afternoon in St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church, Cresskill, NJ. The Rev. John J. Dougherty officiated. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents.

Mr. Lamb escorted his daughter. Mrs. Hugh Hamill of Amherst, MA was matron of honor, and the attendants were Mrs. Charles Anthony lamb, sister-in-law of the bride, the Misses Juanita and Rosita Seeley, sisters of the bridegroom; Mrs Andrew de Tereville of Tenafly; Miss Sigris Taillon of Honduras, and Miss Joan Bronson of Greenwich, CT

The bride wore a gown of antique silk taffeta with a fitted bodice and long sleeves of heirloom duchesse lace and rosepoint. Her veil was of duchesse lace and rosepoint. She carried a prayerbook with a marker of orchids and stephanotis.

Mr. George P Seeley Jr was best man for his brother. Ushers were Mr. de Benneville K. Seeley, cousin of the bridegroom; Mr. Charles A. Lamb, brother of the bride; Lt Eugene E. Taylor, U.S.N.R.; Lt. (j.g.) William J. Longhi, U.S.N., Lt. (j.g.) Leonard T. Recker, U.S.N.R.; and Mr. Larrimore F. Parker.

Mrs. Seeley, who was presented to society in 1949 at the Junior league ball In New York, was graduated from Dwight School and Smith College this year. She spent her junior year in Paris at the Institute d’Etudes politiques. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rollinson Lamb of new York and the late Mr. and mrs. Antonio Mateos-y-Barea.

Lt. Seeley was graduated from Canterbury School and Princeton University ’50, where he was a member of Dial Lodge. He is on active duty as aide to the Commander of Destroyer Division 82.

After a trip, the couple will live in Newport, R.I.

So, who is this Lt. Seeley?

Requester: Roger Timpson | roadwarrior1@verizon.net

Initial Response Information:

In the SGS Ancestral File we have an entry for Frederick Seeley b. 1928 Havana, Cuba, son of George Percy Seeley Jr and Rosa de Chapelles. Frederick is in the 12th generation of SGS# 2059, George Seelye. This announcement gives us a middle name for Frederick and the name of his wife.

Also, from The Garesché, De Bauduy, and Des Chapelles Families: History and Genealogy by Dorothy Garesché Holland, St Louis, 1953, p. 216:

  • Rosa Adele Bretton Deschapelles y Menocal, b. Tampa, Fla., Jan. 17, 1900 (twin), m. George Percy Seeley, d. New Jersey, Nov. 26, 1960. . Tenafly, New Jersey
  • George Percy Seeley Jr., b. Havana, July 2, 1927 , m. Havana, Dec. 14, 1958, Vivienne Maduro, b. Havana .
    • Christína Marie Seeley, b. Jan. 12, 1959.
    • Peter Percy Seeley, b. Nov. 20, 1960.

18 Engle St., Englewood, New Jersey

  • Frederick Deschapelles Seeley, b. Havana, June 17, 1928 , m. Tenafly, New Jersey, Oct. 10, 1953, Barea Lamb .
    • Teresa Lamb Seeley, b. Aug. 5, 1954.
    • Frederick Deschapelles Seeley, Jr., b. May 27, 1956.
    • Timothy John Seeley, b. Jan. 17, 1959.

117 11th St., Cross KilI, New Jersey

  • Juanita Maria Seeley, b. Sept. 7, 1930, , m. Jan. 15, 1955, Dr. Mitchell B. Carey, b. Ludlow, Vt.
    • David Mitchell Carey, b. Nov. 8, 1955.
    • Stephen Paul Carey, b. Nov.• 19, 1956.
    • Kathleen Anne Carey, b. Nov. 9, 1957.
    • Chrístopher George Carey, b. . . April 22, 1961.

Larchmont, New York

  • Rosita Ellen Seeley, b. Lima, Peru, March 7, 1932 , m. Dec. 29, 1956, Jack S. Morgan .
    • Jeffrey David Morgan, b. Nov. 5, 1957.
    • Jll Ellen Morgan, b. June 8, 1959.
    • Suzanne Elise Morgan, b. June 16, 1960.

1359 Hill St., W. Englewood, New Jersey

All this information will also be entered in the Ancestor File. Thanks to Roger for sending this to us.

Responder: Query Editor

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