New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Mrs. Martha K. (Wolff) Seeley

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New Jersey Obituaries - 1900 - Mrs. Martha K. (Wolff) Seeley

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Mrs. Martha K. (Wolff) Seeley, wife of Captain John Seeley of Belford, pilot of the steamboat William V. Wilson, died last Tuesday night of pneumonia and heart disease, aged 63 years. She had been sick about a week. On Tuesday she seemed much better and it was thought that she would recover. She gave some instructions about household work just a few minutes before her death. The funeral was held on Friday at ten o’clock at the Monmouth Baptist church, of which she was a member nearly all her life. Rev. M. M. Finch conducted the service. The body was buried in Green Grove cemetery at Keyport. Mr. Seeley is sick with the grip and he was unable to leave the house the day of the funeral.

Mrs. Seeley was the daughter of Maria and John Wolff and was born at Port Monmouth. She was married to Capt. John Seeley about 45 years ago. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage of the Middletown Baptist church by “Deacon” Thomas Roberts. Five children were the result of their union. The surviving children are Mrs. Oscar Howard and Winfield and Elwood Seeley of Belford and Mrs. Jebel Baur of Jersey City. One son, Filmore, was drowned 22 years ago in Crotan sound, North Carolina, off the schooner May Montanye, captained by Hiram Seeley. His body was buried on Roanoke Island. Mrs. Seeley also leaves two sisters and a brother. They are Mrs. Solomon Jacques of Asbury Park, Mrs. Jane Mariah Johnson of Keansburg and Johnson Wolff of Ocean Grove.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Mar 21, 1900

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