Biography of Horace E. Selleck

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Selleck, Horace E., Holland.-The paternal grandfather of Mr. Selleck was Thaddeus Selleck, and the maternal grandfather was Moses Randell, born in Massachusetts, and died in Holland, N. Y., in 1871, aged eighty-one years. The father of Mr. Selleck was Jonas Selleck, born in Warren county, N. Y., and died in Holland in 1886, aged seventy-four years. His wife was Annie E. Raudell, born in Warren county, N. Y., in 1832, by whom he had three children: Achsah A., born in 1849 and died in 1872; Horace E., born May 2, 1851, and Randell J., born in 1883. Mr. Selleek received his education in the common schools of Queensbury, Warren county. He moved to Holland in March, 1868, and commenced business for himself, purchasing a part of the Humphrey farm of sixty acres, where he resided for three years; he then purchased a lot containing a planing mill, built a house and manufactured garden rakes, hoes, forks, planing and matching lumber, etc. He is a member of Holland Lodge No. 631, I. O. O. F. For his first wife he married Delilah Hunt, born in Holland in 1853 and died in 1889, by whom he had two children, Belle and Frank. Belle married William W. Spalding. Mr. Selleck married for his second wife Catharine Losell, who was born in 1864. Mr. Selleck represents the following fire insurance companies: the Aetna, Orient and Phoenix of Hartford, and the Niagara of New York.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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