The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1924
NOTICE of DEATH.
Adaline (HARTLEY) and Franklin M. SEATON
Courtesy of 1st Baptist Church Museum, Delphos, Iowa
Adaline HARTLEY, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (HAMMERS) HARTLEY was born July 13, 1837, near Carmichaels, Greene County
Pennsylvania, at which place she grew to womanhood. At an early age she was converted and united with the Baptist church
at that place. She was one of a family of thirteen children, all of whom except Mrs Elizabeth GARARD, of Maloy Iowa,
preceded her in death.
They left Greene County, Pennsylvania
around 1875 with a large migration from that area, settling in Maloy and Blockton areas in Ringgold and Taylor counties in
Interment was at Forrest Home Cemetery.
On March 16, 1867 in Pennsylvania, she was united in marriage to Franklin SEATON. To this union were born four children:
Samuel H., Lizzie L., Benjamin F., and Hugh K. All except Lizzie who died January 5, 1909, survive her.
After a four weeks illness, she passed peacefully away at her home in Delphos, Iowa, September, 17, 1924, age 87 years, two
months, and four days.
She leaves her three sons, one step-daughter, Mrs Annie STEEL, and one step-son, George B. SEATON; five grandchildren and
numerous other relatives and friends.
NOTE: Adaline was the second wife of Franklin M. SEATON who was born
in 1832, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died in 1903 in Ringgold County with interment at Forrest Home Cemetery. Of
Adaline (HARTLEY) and Franklin M. SEATON's children:
Samuel Hartley was born June 16, 1870, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died February 19, 1953, Des Moines, Polk County,
Iowa with interment at Forrest Home Cemetery beside his wife, Sarah Adelaide "Addie" BENNETT. Addie was the daughter of Edwin BENNETT, who was
born October 8, 1871, Ringgold County, Iowa, and died May 17, 1952, Des Moines. They were interred at Forrest Home Cemetery.
Samuel and Addie married July 3, 1900 and were the parents of one son, Clay Webster SEATON. Samuel graduated in 1897 from
the Des Moines Higland Park College of Pharmacy and ran the drug store in Delphos, Iowa, until 1901 when he sold out to
Ben SEATON and took up farming.
Elizabeth Leona SEATON was born September 9, 1872, Greene County, Pennsylvania, and died at the age of 29 on January 5, 1902,
Ringgold County with interment at Forrest Home Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.
Benjamin Franklin SEATON was born October 15, 1874, Greene County, Pennsylvania,and died December 7, 1959 with interment
at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa. Benjamin married Fannie Elizabeth STEDMAN on November 28, 1900,
and they became the parents of two sons.
Hugh Keenan SEATON was born July 28, 1876, Ringgold County, Iowa, and died November 28, 1964, Delphos, Ringgold County,
Iowa with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr. He married on October 17, 1917 to Nettie Mae OMER and they were
the parents of three children.
Clay Webster, the son of Samuel Hartley and Sarah Adelaide "Addie" (BENNETT) SEATON was born November 22, 1911 at Redding,
Ringgold County, Iowa. Clay married in 1941 to Myrna M. MORSE. Clay was a World War II veteran, serving as a TEC5 in the
U.S. Army. He died June 24, 1999 at Austin, Travis County, Texas, with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold
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