Shelby  County  Indiana

Seeley / Seely

The  Shelbyville  News
Friday, June 25, 1948
Hancock County Farmer Dies Here
          Melvin Seely, 81, native of Shelby County, died at the Major Hospital at midnight Thursday, after an illness of several weeks. His home was near Greenfield.
          Born June 19, 1867, in Liberty Township, he was the son of  Liberty J. and Margaret (Newton) Seely.  He had been a resident of Shelby and Hancock counties all his life, having been engaged in farming.  His wife died in 1936.  Mr. Seely was a member of the Walnut Ridge Friends Church near Carthage.  Surviving are three children, Carl Seely of near Greenfield;  Mrs. Prather Miller of Greenfield R.R.1, and  Mrs. Ore Miller of Centerville; three sisters,  Mrs. Florence Midkiff and  Mrs. Ethel Fox both of Waldron;  Mrs. Mary Cox of this city and nine grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Walnut Ridge Friends Church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ellsworth Runyan officiating.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk.  Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Prather Miller after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Submitted by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Oct.14, 1936
Page 2
Westland Woman Dies Tuesday
Night After Week's Illness
          Mrs. Melvin Seely, 61 years old of near Westland, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock at her home. Death was caused by pneumonia with which she had been ill for about one week. She was the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Forbes of Carthage and was born on July 6, 1875. For many years she had been a member of the Friends church at Walnut Ridge.
          Surviving besides the husband are three children: Mrs. Clyde Miller of Westland and Mrs. Owen Miller of Carthage. Six grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. V. E. Nugent of near Morristown also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Walnut Ridge Friends church and burial will be in the Walnut Ridge cemetery in charge of L. V. Hauk funeral director.
Contributed by Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 11, 1932
Page 6, column 4
Mrs. Margaret E. Seely, 84, Succumbs
At Daughters Home In Waldron
          Mrs. Margaret E. Seely, widow of  Liberty J. Seely, died at eight o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Fox, of Waldron.  She was 84 years.  A complication of diseases which followed a hip fracture six weeks ago caused her death.
          Mrs. Seely was born in Ohio on November 22, 1847, the daughter of  Mr. & Mrs. William Newton.  Her marriage to Mr. Seely took place in the year 1863 and four of the five children born to the couple survive.  They are:  Melvin D. Seely, of Carthage;  Mrs. Florence Midkiff, of Liberty township;  Mrs. Ethel Fox, of Burney and  Mrs. Mary Fox, at whose home death occurred.  A sister, Mrs. Nellie Coyle, of this city, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.
          Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Fox home, with Rev. C. B. Atkinson, pastor of the Waldron Baptist church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in charge of Ezra Carmony.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Carolyn Hoffman

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, April 21, 1913
Page 2, column 1
Liberty  J. Seeley Died At His Home
in Liberty Township
          Liberty J. Seeley, one of the best known farmers in the eastern part of the county, a veteran of the Civil war, passed away at his home in Liberty township, one mile south of Meltzerville, at 2:15 a.m. Monday, April 21, 1913, of hardening of the arteries.
          He was born the 24th day of January, 1837, making his age seventy-six years, two months and twenty-eight days. He was born on the farm where he died, his father having entered this land and it has always been in the Seeley family. He was married to Margaret E. Newton in 1863.  Unto this union five children were born.  Beside the widow, one son and three daughters survive;  Melvin D., of Rush county;  Mrs. Florence E. Midkiff and  Mrs. Ethel L. Fox, of Liberty township, and  Mrs. Anna May Fox, of Shelby township.  All the family were at the beside at the time of death excepting Mrs. Anna May Fox.
          He served as a private in Company C., 67th Indiana Volunteers, under the late Capt. Wines.
          Mr. Seeley has been in failing health for about two years, but was taken seriously ill about three weeks ago.  He is the last of a family of four children, being a son of the late  Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Seeley.
          Funeral services will be held in the home at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 1913, the Rev. O. J. McMullen officiating.  The interment will take place in the cemetery at Blue Ridge.  The funeral arrangements are in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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