Arta McLain Seely

3 November 1874–17 May 1945 (Age 70)
East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Arta McLain

When Arta McLain Seely was born on 3 November 1874, in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Isaac Joseph Seely, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane Fisher, was 35. He married Alfaretta Neff on 3 May 1899, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in East Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years and Rosette, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1920. He died on 17 May 1945, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

Photos & Memories (13)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Arta McLain Seely
1874–1945
Alfaretta Neff
1872–1943
Marriage: 3 May 1899
Arta Elwyn Seely
1900–1966
Francis Leland Seely
1903–1981
Verna May Seely
1906–1999
Leola Seely
1910–1968
Grant McLain Seely
1914–1982

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 May 1899
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 1

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Seeley .

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

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

More life stories of Isaac Joseph Seely

My Connection to Brigham Young: Larry Richman (1955) > Kathryn Joyce Seely (mother, 1928) > Francis Leland Seely (grandfather, 1903) > Arta McLain Seely (great-grandfather, 1874) > Isaac Joseph Seely …

Sources (3)

  • Arta M Seely, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Arla McLain Seely, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Arta Seely, "United States Census, 1900"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.