When Albert M Seeley was born in 1860, in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Albert Oscar Seely, was 25 and his mother, Betsey Ann Waterbury, was 25. He died on 9 August 1867, at the age of 7.
English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seli ‘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. See also Selman .
Altered form of German Seele , respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.