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Alfred Seehorn

Birth
Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
Death 31 Jul 1904 (aged 82)
Fall Creek, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Fall Creek Township, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 19354105 View Source
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Son of Gabriel & Mary Reana(McWhorter)Seehorn
1st marriage:Harriet Maria Brown, May 16, 1844 Pike County, Illinois
They had 4 children
William C 1845-1845
Charles Augustus(Sarah Thompson)1846-1936
Mary C 1848-1849
Abby M 1852-1852
2nd marriage: Martha Eleanor Harris January 29, 1854 Adams County, Illinois
10 children
Sarah 1854-1892
John Willia 1856-1860
George B 1859-1859
Alfred Abijah(Laura Carr)1860-1919
Thomas Jefferson(Margaret Bishop)1863-1951
Sherman E(Bertha Unknown)1865-1929
Harrison E(Olive Grove)1868-1957
James Henry(Lilliw Nesbitt)1871-1954
Arthur S(twin)1875-1891
Otis E (twin)(Mayme Unknown)1875-1911

Hon. Alfred Seehorn, one of the oldest and best beloved of Adams county citizens, has been called into eternal rest. He died at about 6 o'clock Sunday morning at his home in Fall Creek. Six weeks ago be experienced a stroke of paralysis and to this his demise must be attributed although at the last it was merely a matter of heart weakness. Up to the hour of his, stroke he was in excellent health and spirits in spite of his advanced years. He was out on the farm every day and took a lively interest in all things. Since that stroke he had been confined to his room. For a time he seemed to be steadily improving and the relatives indicated a belief that he might once more be restored to them in full health. But it was not to be. During the last week he was able at times to rest comfortably in a reclining chair. He was so seated early Sunday morning and was perfectly coherent and conscious. He had been somewhat restless during the night, however, and the relatives were somewhat disturbed. At about the hour of 6 he manifested a desire to return to his bed. His head was raised up to assist him and almost in that instant he fell back, dead. Apparently the pulsations of the heart had reached their limit and then suddenly ceased. Although his death was to have been expected because of his years and condition the tidings of his passing created great sorrow in the community he had honored in his lifetime. Squire Seehorn was one of the real pioneers of this part of the state and had himself been an important factor in the march of progress that redeemed Adams county from being an advance post on the land of the aborigines to become one of the largest counties in a mighty commonwealth. Alfred Seehorn was born in Lincoln county, Tennessee, June 30th, 1822, and had therefore passed his eighty second milestone in life's journey. With his parents he came to Illinois in 1832 and the family settled in Fall Creek—almost within gunshot of where he died. At that time the county had not been organized and the inhabitants were few and methods primitive. He remained on the farm they had cleared from the wilderness until 1844, when he was united in marriage to Harriet M. Brown, of Pike county. The young couple continued to dwell upon the farm until the gold fever of 1849 developed and the argonauts began their long pilgrimage across the continent to distant California. Young Seehorn was one of the first to start and after an extended and adventuresome journey over the prairies and mountains he gained the coast. He remained in California for three years with varying success and in 1852 returned to Illinois. He again located on the home farm and remained until the last. His wife died shortly after his return from the west and two years later—in 1854 he was wedded to Martha E. Harris, an estimable lady of a well known Fall Creek family. To this union eleven children were born—seven of whom, with the widow survive. They are Charles A. Seehorn, Harry E. Seehorn and Otis Seehorn, of Fall Creek; Alfred Abijah Seehorn, Sherman E. Seehorn and Jas. Henry Seehorn, of Quincy, and Thomas J. Seehorn, who is a prominent attorney of Kansas City. The dead children were Mrs. Sarah M. Blauser and Arthur, Willis and George Benton Seehorn. Reuben Seehorn, of Eudall, Kansas, is the only surviving brother of the deceased. Eli Seehorn, a deceased brother, was county treasurer for several years. The deceased was an active member of the Methodist church during most of his life and was also a prominent member of the Masonic order. In polities he was a staunch Democrat and was a regular attendant at the caucuses and conventions of his party. It was a matter of great regret to him that he could not attend the county convention held here some weeks ago. He had been honored with numerous offices of responsibility and trust by his acquaintances and associates. He was for twenty-eight years a justice of the peace and he served on the board of supervisors for several terms. He was chairman of that body for four or five years and possessed the unlimited confidence of his fellows. Although the deceased had never pursued wealth for wealth's sake he nevertheless accumulated considerable valuable real estate. He himself retired from the active management of his property a few years ago and since then the sons had been running the farm. This is a beautiful and valuable tract of 320 acres about a mile and a half east of Bluff Hall station in Fall Creek and is considered one of the best pieces of rural property in the county. The funeral services will be held at the family residence Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by the Masonic fraternity. After that will be laid to rest one of nature's noblemen and one whose life has been a shining exemplar of integrity and probity. The Quincy Daily Herald, Monday, August 01, 1904; Page: 5. Contributed by Michael Downing #47086797



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  • Originally Created by: Jerry Sollinger
  • Added: 12 May 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 19354105
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/19354105/alfred-seehorn : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Seehorn (30 Jun 1822–31 Jul 1904), Find a Grave Memorial ID 19354105, citing Thompson-Seehorn Cemetery, Fall Creek Township, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Tree Leaf (contributor 47481781) .