Byron V. SEEVERS, b. Mar 03 1847


biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

BYRON V. SEEVERS, attorney at law, and a resident of Oskaloosa, is a son of Robert and Ellen (Bryant) Seevers, and was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, March 3. 1847. The father of our subject was in early life a portrait painter, but later engaged in the nursery business and also at farming. He was a native of Belmont County, Ohio, born Dec. 9, 1807, and is now residing near the southeast part of Oskaloosa. Our subject's mother was born Aug. 14, 1825, in Ohio, and is yet living. Three children were born of the parental union: George W., an attorney of Des Moines, Iowa; Byron V., our subject, and William A., a grocer of Oskaloosa. When our subject was but six years old his parcuts came to this county, and purchased 160 acres where they now live. Young Seevers attended the common schools of Oskaloosa until 1867, when he supplemented the education received therein by matriculating at Franklin College, Ohio, and after following the curriculum of that institution until June, 1872, he graduated therefrom with honors. Returning to his home in Oskaloosa, Mr. Seevers entered the law office of Lafferty & Johnson, and studied jurisprudence under their instruction for about two months. He was admitted to practice in 1875, and energetically followed the practice of his profession until 1880. He was in partnership with Mr. J. O. Malcolm until March, 1880, when he was elected Mayor of Oskaloosa, and since that time has not opened an office. Mr. Seevers was married at Oskaloosa, to Miss Laura, daughter of William T. and Magda Cue, Jan. 1, 1874. Mrs. S. was born at Oskaloosa April 5, 1851, and has borne our subject four children, three of whom are yet living: Ada L., born Nov. 26, 1874; Mildred B., April 30, 1877. and Lucile M., May 8, 1883. The deceased was an infant unnamed. In the falls of 1877-79, Mr. Seevers was nominated by the Democratic party for the State Legislature, and ran ahead of his ticket, but was not successful.

Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887

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