Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Joseph G. Seaman

JOSEPH G. SEAMAN. In Osborne County where he was born and reared Joseph G. Seaman has found his work and his service, at first as an educator, and now as a banker at Bloomington. He was born in Osborne County September 16, 1889. His father, Joseph G. Seaman, was born in Pennsylvania in 1843, and died in Osborne County September 1, 1889, two weeks before the birth of his son and namesake. He grew up and married in Pennsylvania, was a farmer there, and in 1864 enlisted in the Union army. He was in the last campaigns of the war, including the siege and capture of Fort Fisher. In 1878 he came out to Kansas and homesteaded a quarter section in Osborne County and lived on that farm until his death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and in politics a republican.

Joseph G. Seaman, Sr., married Sarah Graybill. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1847 and is now living on the old home farm in Osborne County. Her children were eight in number: Sylvania, who lives at Monte Vista, Colorado, widow of E. W. Mackey, a farmer; Menno, a farmer in Osborne County; Graybill, on the home farm with his mother; Hannah, wife of Albert Blauer, a farmer in Rooks County, Kansas; John, a farmer in Osborne County; Catherine, wife of W. I. Wineland, an Osborne County farmer; C. W., also a farmer in Osborne County; and Joseph G.

Joseph G. Seaman, of this notice, was educated in the rural schools of Osborne County, graduated from the high school at Osborne in 1910, following which for six years he was busy with educational interests. He was three years in rural schools and for two years was principal of the graded schools at Osborne and one year as superintendent of city schools at Woodston. At the conclusion of his last term as a teacher he entered the First National Bank of Osborne as bookkeeper. Six months later he was selected for the responsibilities of cashier of the newly opened First State Bank at Bloomington, and has been connected with that institution since February 26, 1917.

Mr. Seaman is a republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1912, at Lincoln, Kansas, he married Miss Nettie White, who was born at Natoma in Osborne County, where her father, S. E. White, is a farmer.

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