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Sidney Guy Sea

I’ve wondered about this marker since the first time I found it – why would a man, clearly of some money to have such a nice grave slab, be buried in Cleveland if he was from the city of Chicago? Now that I have access to the Plain Dealer archives through my library card at home, I did some digging. Sea’s wife and her family were from Cleveland. In 1880, Sea married Nellie Seymour at her parents’ home in Cleveland. At the time, the local paper reported that Sea was with the firm of Field, Leiter, & Co. When he died in 1895, Sea was actually in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

“Personal Mention,” The Plain Dealer, 4/8/1880, pg. 4.
“Deaths,” The Plain Dealer, 4/6/1895, pg. 1.

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