Bio: Kelley, Seymour (1914)

Surnames: Kelley, Pippin, Eckler, Kirkham, Walker, Huett 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 755 

Seymour Kelley, another prosperous farmer and stock raiser of Eau Claire county, was born in Grand Isle county, Vermont, November 18, 1859. His parents were John and Florence (Pippin) Kelley, and he is descended from French and Irish ancestry. His ancestors on his father's side were natives of Belfast, Ireland, while on the mother's side they came from France. His father, John Kelley, came to the United States when he was thirty-five years old and settled in Vermont. He died at the age of 84 years, and the mother died at the age of 72. They reared a family of twelve children, as follows: Eliza, Lettie, William, George, Peter, Salinda, Henry, Florence, Joseph, Judson, Seymour and Edward, four of whom survive. 

Seymour lived in New England until he was 8 years of age, then came to Durand, Wis., and there received his education in the common school. In 1884 he came to Eau Claire county and settled on a farm and has since been engaged in general farming, dairying and stock raising. He makes a specialty of the Jersey breed of cattle and has constantly on hand a fine herd of these, as well as other good blooded stock. He is considered one of the well-to-do men of his town, and his farm of 140 acres is under a good state of cultivation and well improved with substantial buildings. 

In 1876 Mr. Kelley married Miss Agnes Eckler, and the following children were born: John William, Elsie Clare, Iva Anna, Hugh Randall, Flora Fay, Gladys Theo and Ralph Evart. Elsie is the wife of W. E. Kirkham, and Iva is the wife of John Walker. The first Mrs. Kelley died May 1, 1910, and on October 16, 1912, Mr. Kelley took for his second wife Harriett Huett, daughter of James Huett. Mr. Kelley adheres to the principles of the Republican party in politics and is a member of the Baptist church.



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