Charles Newton Seymour

28 September 1860–19 April 1953 (Age 92)
Morgan, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Newton

When Charles Newton Seymour was born on 28 September 1860, in Morgan, Illinois, United States, his father, William Gideon Seymour, was 22 and his mother, Lucy Ann Seymour, was 17. He married Mary Belle Slack on 2 June 1881. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Pisgah Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 19 April 1953, at the age of 92, and was buried in Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Newton Seymour
Mary Belle Slack
Marriage: 2 June 1881
Minerva Mae Belle Seymour
Maud Belle Lenore Seymour
Zora Beatrice Seymour
Alice W Seymour

Spouse and Children

2 June 1881


Parents and Siblings

    William Gideon Seymour


    Lucy Ann Seymour




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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 25

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Maurdes-Fossées in Seine, northern France, or possibly from Saint-Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine. Both places are named from the dedication of the church there to St. Maur ( see Moore 3).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chas N Seymour in household of Harry L Fox, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Charles N Seymour, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Chas Seymour, "United States Census, 1900"

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