Page 629, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Henry Edd Sehy, editor of The Augusta "Bugle," was born in Springfield, Ill., in April, 1876, and is a son of Adam and Catherine (Becker) Sehy, the former a native of Germany and the latter a native of Macoupin county, Illinois. They were the parents of five children, as follows: Joseph, Ashland, Ill.; Henry Edd, the subject of this sketch; August W., Carlinville, Ill.; Mrs. Clara Kritzberger, Halstead, Minn., and Mary, who died in infancy.

Henry Edd Sehy is a graduate of Ashland (Ill.) High School. At the age of fourteen he began to learn the printing trade in the "Sentinel" office, Ashland, Ill., remaining there two years. He then went with The Illinois "State Journal," at Springfield, remaining there four years. Since then he has been in business for himself. He has started two or three papers and came to Kansas seventeen years ago and managed The "Rural Kansan," at Seneca, Kans., for eighteen months, going from there to Axtell, Kans., to the "Anchor," which he leased for four years. From Axtell he went to South Dakota, where he homesteaded 160 acres of land in Lyman, which he still owns. He went from there to Oklahoma, starting The Buffalo "Bugle," of Buffalo, which he traded for The Augusta "Bugle," in February, 1915.

Mr. Sehy was married to Gertrude Miller at Kelly, Kans., in May, 1900, and they are the parents of six daughters: Hazel, Helen, Edith, Edna, Evelyn and Nellie. Mr. Sehy says he has seven reasons for being a hustler in the business, viz: his wife and six daughters.

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