Hollis M. Seekins

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Hollis M. Seekins

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
Death: September 23, 1921 (64)
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States (cerebral hemmorhage)
Place of Burial: Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Edith Faustina Seekins
Father of Frank E. Seekins; Orsamrus Seekins; James Henry Seekins and Frederick Luville Seekins

Occupation: Laborer
Managed by: Private User
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About Hollis M. Seekins

Nothing further can be found about the origin of Hollis. We know from his death record (see below) that he was a laborer, a son of a "John Seekins" born in Swanville, and of a "Miss Jackson" born in Maine, and who lived his lifetime in Swanville.

I have accounted for all of the John Seekins in Maine, and the only one who comes close to matching the above description is a John Seekins, Jr. who married Susan Smith. That couple evidently both died in 1858, leaving several orphan children and infants, including a possible match for Hollis, of a son born 1857.

Those young children were then raised in 1860 and 1870 in the household of their grandfather, John Seekins Sr. However, the son born 1857 is not named Hollis M., but rather appears as "John H. Seekins" in both the 1860 and 1870 census records. The curious thing is that he is the young brother of an older John Seekins who was born a decade earlier and went to live nearby in a different household (pg 73 in 1860) after the death of his parents.

Here is the Geni profile for that John H. Seekins, who may be a match for Hollis, if he perhaps later changed his name, for some reason.

The other theory I am working on is that the father's name in Hollis' death record may be in error. If his mother's maiden name Jackson is correct, there may be a matching family to be found yet.

1900 census, Brooks & Swanville towns, Waldo, Maine

Household Gender Age Birthplace 
  • Head Hollis M Seekins M 43 Maine
  • Wife Edith F Seekins F 37 Massachusetts
  • Son Frank E Seekins M 19 Massachusetts
  • Son Orsamus Seekins M 9 Maine
  • Son Henry J Seekins M 5 Maine
  • Son Frederick L Seekins M 4 Maine

1910 census, Swanville, Waldo, Maine

Household Gender Age Birthplace 
  • Head Hollis M Seekins M 50 Maine
  • Wife Edith F Seekins F 47 Massachusetts
  • Son Orsamro Seekins M 18 Maine
  • Son James H Seekins M 15 Maine
  • Son Fred L Seekins M 13 Maine

Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922 about Hollis M Seekins

  • Name: Hollis M Seekins
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 64
  • Birth Date: 4 Mar 1857
  • Birth place: Swanville
  • Death Date: 23 Sep 1921
  • Death Place: Swanville
  • Registration Place: Swanville, Waldo
  • Age 64 yrs, 6 months, 19 days
  • Occupation: Laborer
  • cause of death: cerebral hemmorhage
  • Father: John Seekins
  • Mother: Miss Jackson
  • Birthplace of father: Swanville
  • Birthplace of mother: Maine
  • Occupation of father: Farming

matching Geni private profile by Melson

Find A Grave Memorial# 54744251

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.jackson/12702/mb.ashx

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/m/e/l/Rebecka-J-Melson/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0056.html

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Hollis M. Seekins's Timeline

1857
March 4, 1857
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
1881
1881
Age 23
Massachusetts, United States
1891
1891
Age 33
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
1895
February 17, 1895
Age 37
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
1896
September 23, 1896
Age 39
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
1921
September 23, 1921
Age 64
Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States
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Swanville, Waldo, Maine, United States