Chauncey A. Seaman Obituary
OBIT: CHAUNCEY A.
SEAMAN: Chauncey A. Seaman was born in Linn County, Kansas on March 24,
1862. He was the son of A. G. and Elizabeth Clingaman (Klingaman) Seaman. He
passed peacefully to rest at the Bethel Hospital in Newton, Kansas on January
6, 1948 at 10:50 a.m. reaching the age of eighty-five years, nine months and
He was married to Anna Shirk, September 10, 1889. She passed away May 1,
Mr. Seaman came to Sedgwick, Kansas in August, 1887 and was in the nursery
business for several years. He sold his Nursery in 1900 and bought stock in
the Sedgwick State Bank. Here, he was president until January 1, 1940 when
ill health forced him to leave the bank and retire from active life.
He was converted and joined the Methodist Church during the pastorate of the
Rev. C. E. Mann. He served on the Church Board as long as his health
allowed. He was a liberal giver to all church interests.
Mr. Seaman is survived by one sister, Mrs. Maggie Nungesser of Mountain Grove,
Missouri, who, on account of her health, was unable to come to the Funeral
Services. He leaves also, a number of nieces and nephews. One niece, Mrs.
Alta Ford, of Bell, California, very tenderly cared for him over a period of
two and one-half years, until he was taken to the Bethel Hospital, November
13, 1947. There are also left to remember his kindness, many friends and
Funeral services were conducted from the First Methodist Church of Sedgwick,
Friday afternoon, January 9, 1948 at 2:00 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. M. J.
Alexander in charge. Rev. Paul Holmes and Rev. Chester A. Miles assisted.
Rev W. H. Johnson gave the closing prayer at the Committal Service. Commital
was read by Rev. F. E. Good. Mrs. Melvin Stamm sang "Beyond the Sunset". A
quartette of: Mr and Mrs. Melvin Stamm, Mrs. Sylvia Noland and Mr. Walter
Hickerson sang" "Beautiful Garden of Prayer" and "No Night There". Miss Ruth
Wiley was the organist.
Mr. Seaman was laid to rest by the side of his late wife in the Hillside
Cemetery of Sedgwick. Bearers were: D. M. Turner, Roy Fundenberger, Everett
Harper, Hazen Stamback, Clarence Brooks and Rueben Alder. Kaufman and Dreese
were in charge of arrangements.
Methodist Ministers from out-of-town who attended the funeral of Mr. C. A.
Seaman, last Friday, were: The Rev. Messrs; F. E. Good, Marion; Paul Holmes,
Satanta; Chester A. Miles, Homer Gleckler and S. M. Van Cleve, Wichita;
Joseph E. Coe, Newton and W. H. Johnson, Florence.
Relatives from out-of-town, who were in Sedgwick to attend the funeral of Mr.
Seaman were: Mrs. Alta Ford and Mrs. Jack Messick, Wheatland, Oklahoma; Mrs.
Emma Doughty, Barstow, California; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Ludwick, Caney, Kansas,
and Mrs. Edith Clark, Macon, Georgia.
Friend of Mr. Seam's who came here to attend the funeral last Friday were:
Messrs, Guy Hawk, Ralph Stone and C. C. Classen of Newton; Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Good, Mr and Mrs. Carl Shirk, Mr. and Mrs. Abel Throckmorton, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell White and Mrs. Will Bailey, Wichita and Mr. Grover Pruitt, Cassody.
(NOTE: Have on file original newspaper clipping, but no newspaper name or
date is shown.)