The Painesville Telegraph dated 15 Apr 1896 page 3
Death Claims Another Aged Resident and Honored Citizen of Painesville
The death of Dr. Moses M. Seymour was announced Thursday morning. It occurred at 2:30 a.m. after an illness of five weeks. Dr. Seymour had not been in good health during the winter, being confined much at home by the increasing infirmities of old age. Five weeks ago he was compelled to take to his bed, which he never left. Wednesday proved a severe day in his sickness and in the afternoon his physician was hastily summoned. He declined rapidly and died in the early hours of this morning.
Dr. Seymour was born in Litchfield, Conn., 82 years ago. He was of the old Seymour family of that State, a cousin of Governor Tom Seymour, of Conn., and of Horatio Seymour, of New York. He was a graduate of a medical school and came to Painesville in 1836, where he successfully engaged in the practice of his profession. His brother, Mr. John Seymour, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Stanley Lockwood had preceded him here a year or two earlier.
Upon his marriage to the daughter of Judge Aikin, of the Common Pleas Court, Dr. Seymour removed to Chardon and continued his practice there. About 1851, he returned to Painesville and engaged in mercantile pursuits, retiring from the practice of medicine.
Dr. Seymour was twice postmaster of this place. His first commission was signed by President Lincoln and the second by President Johnson. He has also served his fellow citizens as Mayor of the village and cemetery trustee. In St. James Church he was for many years a vestryman.
Of him the Hon. A. G. Riddle, a life-long friend, once wrote: " Dr. Seymour is a man of decided opinions which he fearlessly expresses, and has great force of character. A man of superior intelligence, indifferent to his enemies, warm and steady in his friendships, of unquestionable integrity, and a resolute champion of the causes he supports.
Mrs. Seymour, his wife, was a gifted woman and her death in 1869 produced profound sorrow in Painesville and Chardon. One daughter survives, Mrs. Maria Aikin Craine, who for with her daughter has been Dr. Seymour's attendant for the last two years.
The funeral will occur at the Seymour home on Mentor Ave., Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. F. B. Avery of St. James Church officiating.
(N)Moses M. Seymour/Died/Apr. 9, 1896/Aged 82/Maria L./Wife of/M. M. Seymour/Died/Jan. 10, 1869/Aged 48/Seymour + M. M. Seymour
Maria Loomis Aiken Seymour
1820–1869 (m. 1837)