Isaac J. Seeley

3 September 1893–
Benge, Clay, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Isaac J.

When Isaac J. Seeley was born on 3 September 1893, in Benge, Clay, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Henry Seeley, was 33 and his mother, America Angeline Sallie Parman, was 32. He married Emily Sloan about 1921, in Laurel, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 4, Laurel, Kentucky, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Isaac J. Seeley
Emily Sloan
Marriage: about 1921
Stillbirth Seeley

Spouse and Children

about 1921
Laurel, Kentucky, United States


    Stillbirth Seeley


Parents and Siblings


    America Angeline Sallie Parman




    Charles B. Seeley




    Elmer William Seeley


    Albert Seeley


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 7

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 33

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English sǣlig, from sǣl ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.2 Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Isaac J Sealey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Isaac J Seeley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Isaac Seeley in household of Henry J Seeley, "United States Census, 1920"

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