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 Alexander Seavey

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Alexander Seavey

Birth
Saint George, Knox County, Maine, USA
Death
30 Jan 1908 (aged 83)
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Burial
Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID
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ALEXANDER SEAVY

Born in the port town of Rockland, Maine, Alexander Seavy (1824-1908) came to Lane County via the West Indies, Brazil, Cape Horn, the California gold mines, and southern Oregon. He took up a 160-acre claim in 1855, placed 350 cows and calves on it and started into the stock-raising business. In 1858 he married Sarah Ann Blachly, daughter of Ebenezer and Susan Blachly, and they raised eight children. They also bought a farm of over a thousand acres, devoting part of it to growing hops. These crops were successful and the business grew — until the "Seavy hop yards" became known throughout the region as a place where work could be found in even the most dire times.~~~

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1-31-1908

THE DEATH OF PIONEER, ALEXANDER SEAVY
Alexander Seavy, a Lane county pioneer, died at the home of his daughter in Eugene, last evening at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 29 days. The funeral will be held at the residence of J. W. Seavy at the corner of West sixth and Lincoln streets, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment in the Masonic cemetery. Mr. Seavy was born at Rockland Maine, April 1, 1824. In early manhood he followed the occupation of a seaman, and taking passage on a sailing vessel at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1849 he came around Cape Horn to San Francisco. From there he went to the mines in Trinidad County California, and from there came to Oregon and started a store at Althouse, then a prosperous mining camp in Josephine county. He was successful in this venture, but sold out in 1855 and came to Lane county, taking up 160 acres of land several miles northeast of Eugene and there engaged in stock raising. He added to his holdings till at the present time the farm owned by him amounts to 1100 acres. He started to raise hops in 1883 and ever since then the Seavy hop yards have been famous all over the upper Valley. Through his marriage to Sarah A. Blachley, the following children were born to Mr. Seavy: William C., Thomas E., J. W., J. H. and J. A. who are farmers of Lane county; Anna, wife of E. T. Bushnell; Clara, widow of the late Jasper Wilkins, and Sophronia, deceased.

ALEXANDER SEAVY

Born in the port town of Rockland, Maine, Alexander Seavy (1824-1908) came to Lane County via the West Indies, Brazil, Cape Horn, the California gold mines, and southern Oregon. He took up a 160-acre claim in 1855, placed 350 cows and calves on it and started into the stock-raising business. In 1858 he married Sarah Ann Blachly, daughter of Ebenezer and Susan Blachly, and they raised eight children. They also bought a farm of over a thousand acres, devoting part of it to growing hops. These crops were successful and the business grew — until the "Seavy hop yards" became known throughout the region as a place where work could be found in even the most dire times.~~~

THE DAILY EUGENE GUARD 1-31-1908

THE DEATH OF PIONEER, ALEXANDER SEAVY
Alexander Seavy, a Lane county pioneer, died at the home of his daughter in Eugene, last evening at the age of 83 years, 9 months and 29 days. The funeral will be held at the residence of J. W. Seavy at the corner of West sixth and Lincoln streets, Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with interment in the Masonic cemetery. Mr. Seavy was born at Rockland Maine, April 1, 1824. In early manhood he followed the occupation of a seaman, and taking passage on a sailing vessel at Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1849 he came around Cape Horn to San Francisco. From there he went to the mines in Trinidad County California, and from there came to Oregon and started a store at Althouse, then a prosperous mining camp in Josephine county. He was successful in this venture, but sold out in 1855 and came to Lane county, taking up 160 acres of land several miles northeast of Eugene and there engaged in stock raising. He added to his holdings till at the present time the farm owned by him amounts to 1100 acres. He started to raise hops in 1883 and ever since then the Seavy hop yards have been famous all over the upper Valley. Through his marriage to Sarah A. Blachley, the following children were born to Mr. Seavy: William C., Thomas E., J. W., J. H. and J. A. who are farmers of Lane county; Anna, wife of E. T. Bushnell; Clara, widow of the late Jasper Wilkins, and Sophronia, deceased.


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