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George Dennison Seaman (1827-1899)
Long-time sexton and founder of Seaman Cemetery, Bay City, MI.

1899 - Death notice. (Added Jun. 2008)

The Bay City Tribune - Friday, March 3, 1899 (Page 5)


Aged Sexton Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon.

After an illness of one month, George D. Seaman laid down the burdens of life at 4:15 p.m. yesterday and passed onto the world beyond. Mr. Seaman was 72 years of age. For the past 26 years he had been sexton of Eickmeyer cemetery. He was known throughout the city and county and his death will be sincerely regretted by his many friends.

The funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday from the late residence, west side of Tuscola road south of Columbus avenue.

  • Note: Eickmeyer cemetery is Green Ridge cemetery today.

    Additional Notes.

  • George was born in Ottoville, Cattaraugus, N.Y. on Feb. 16, 1827 to Thomas Seaman and Mary Ann Carter. George was married to Mary Kalar and they had two children, a son named Comfort and a daughter Matilda. (Source: Find-A-Grave)
  • In biography of Charles C. Cuthbert, is mentioned, "he worked in the cemteries for C.D. Fisher and George D. Seaman."

      1873 - Michigan Marriages: Wyandotte, Wayne, Mich.

    • George Seaman, b. 1835, NY, married Ann Jane Compion b. 1845, Canada, on Sep. 8, 1873.

      1880 - Census Bay City, Mich.

    • Seaman, George - b. 1827 New York, Sexton
    • Ann J., wife, b. 1846 Canada

      1891 - Plats Seaman Cemetery.

    • The cemetery was layout on e.s. of Tuscola Raod adjacent to the south border of Pine Ridge Cemetery.

      1893 - Directory Bay City, Mich.

    • Seaman, George D. - sexton Green Ridge and Seaman's Cemeteries, residence on junction Park ave and Tuscola Rd.
    • Seaman, Maria (wid Isaac), bdgs 405 th ave.

      1896 - Directory Bay City, Mich.

    • Seaman, George D - sexton Pine Ridge cemetery, res same.
    • Seaman, Maria (wid Isaac), res 401 3d.
    • Seaman, Miss Lina, student M E Pendill, rooms same.

      1899 - Michigan Deaths: Bay City, Bay, Michigan

    • George D. Seaman, b. 1827 NY, son of Thomas Seaman and Mary Ann Carter died March 2, 1899.

      Find A Grave.
      Link to George D. Seamons [Memorial Information]

    Viewers Contributions:

    By Edward Chilton - Feb., 2013.

      The family of Thomas and Mary Seaman appear to be as follows:

      • Henry 1825-1845
      • George 1827-1899
      • Marietta (Archer) 1828-1900
      • William Lewis 1832-1891
      • Eliza Jane (Leader) 1834-1902
      • Sarah Ann (Erb) 1839-1920
      • Adelia Marie (Erb) 1842-1901
      • [Supplied by Ms. Nancy Robison ]

      The family continued around the west end of Lake Ontario and settled near the village of Woodstock, Oxford County.

      In 1861 there was a provincial census, plus a special Agricultural census. In both cases, George Seamans is shown as living on farmland adjacent to his parents. He is now age 34 and married. The number of his children in 1861 is not known.

      Ten years later, in 1871, the Oxford County political census shows him with wife Mary, daughter Matilda, and a son named George. (Ms. Robison says that George had 4 children.)

      Mary seems to have died in Ontario in the year 1871 or 1872. I do not know if there is a death record for her.

      On September 8, 1873 - in Wyandotte, Michigan, George D. Seaman married Ann Jane Compion who, unlike George, was born in Canada. They settled in Bay City.

  • Related Pages/Notes

    George D. Seaman.
    Very little has been found about his history, and most found are associated with his occupation as a sexton, and founder of the Seaman Cemetery.
    Related Pages:
    Cuthbert, Charles C.
    Eickemeyer, Edward A
    Pine Ridge Cem. History
    {Seamans Cemetery Map}
    {Green Ridge Cemetery}
    People Referenced
    Carter, Mary Ann (mother)
    Compion, Ann J. (2-wife)
    Cuthbert, Charles C.
    Fisher, Charles D.
    Kalar, Mary (1-wife)
    Seaman, Adelia (sis)
    Seaman, Comfort (son)
    Seaman, Daniel
    Seaman, Eliza J. (sis)
    Seaman, Geo. D. (subject)
    Seaman, George (son)
    Seaman, Henry (bro)
    Seaman, Lina
    Seaman, Matilda (dau)
    Seaman, Maria Mrs.
    Seaman, Marietta (sis)
    Seaman, Sarah (sis)
    Seaman, Thomas (father)
    Seaman, William L. (bro)
    Subjects Referenced
    Bay City, MI
    Cattaaraugus, NY
    East Fishkill, NY
    Eickmeyer cemetery
    Green Ridge cemetery
    M E Pendill Co.
    Ottoville, NY
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.