George Henry Seacrist


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1. Mary Emma Schoyer

George Henry Seacrist 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: Nov 1865, , York, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Mary Emma Schoyer
  • Died: 7 Jul 1942, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL at age 76 2
  • Buried: 10 Jul 1942, York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 6

   Another name for George was George A. Seacrist.8

   FamilySearch ID: KVTV-6V6.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 7 The 1900 census recorded George Sechrist, carpenter, 35, born Nov 1865, living with wife Mary, 34, Dec 1866; Lillie, 12, Sep 1888; and Helen, 10, Oct 1890. George and Mary were married for 13 years and she had brithed 2 children by 1900, both alive that year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 1 The 1910 census recorded George H. Seachrist, 34, living with wife Mary E., 33; Lillie G, 21; Helen H., 19; and Dorothy E., 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: 34 East College Ave., York, PA on 13 Jun 1912 in York, York, PA. 3

4. Census in 1920 in York, York, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded at 34 E. College Avenue: George H. Seachrest, house carpenter, 52, living with wife Mary E., 52, and daughter Dorothy E., 14. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Occupation: Seacrist, George H. (Mary E.), contractor, 34 E College Ave. In 1921 in York, York, PA. 10

6. Occupation: carpenter, residence 25 Oak Avenue, Evantson, IL in 1922 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 11

7. Census in 1930 in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL. 12 The 1930 census recorded George H. Seacrist, 64, living with son-in-law Walter G. Ruck, 40; daughter Hellen S. Ruck, 39; and granddaughter Sellian M. Ruck, 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Sellian in Florida. George's father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Maryland.

8. Census in 1940 in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, FL. 13 The 1940 census recorded George H. Seacrist, widowed, 74, father-in-law, living with his daughter Helen S. Ruch, 48, and her husband, Walter E. Ruch, 50, and their child Lillian N. Ruch, 13, born in Florida. The others were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: Funeral of George H. Seacrist on 11 Jul 1942 in York, York, PA. 6 Funeral services for George H. Seacrist, who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Ruch, St. Petersburg, Flas, were held yesterday afternoon from the home of his nephew, Clyde S. Buckingham, 216 South Duke street. Pallbearers were: Elwood Seacrist, Charles Brueggeman, A. H. Shettel, J. W. Reidel, Roy Spangler and Clyde S. Buckingham.
Rev. Robert Thena, pastor of Heidelberg Reformed church, officiated. Interment was in Greenmount cemetery.
Mr. Seacrist was a former resident and businessman of this city, having been associated with his brothers in the firm Jacob Seacrist and Sons, building contractors. For the last 15 years he has been living retired with his daughter in St. Petersburg.

George married Mary Emma Schoyer. (Mary Emma Schoyer was born on 18 Dec 1867 in , York, PA,7 14 died on 13 Nov 1922 in Evanston, Cook, IL 14 and was buried in York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 14.)


1 1910 United States Census, Lillie G Seachrist in household of George H Seachrist, York Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 114, sheet 3B, family 70.

2, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, George Henry Seacrist, 1942; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, ( : 2004); citing vol. 997, certificate number 10575, Florida.

3 The York Daily (York, PA), 13 Jun 1912, page 7. Marriage of G. Nevin Beecher and Lillie G. Seacrist.

4 The York Daily (York, PA), 20 Jun 1912, page 2. Beecher-Seacrist Wedding.

5 The York Daily (York, PA), 30 Dec 1911, page 7.

6 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 11 Jul 1942, page 10.

7 1900 United States Census, George Sechrist, District 2 York city Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241502.

8, York County, Pennsylvania, 1833-1935: Holtzschwamm Church (Reformed) (Original records held at the church.), Baptism of Lilly Gertrude Seacrist, 4 Nov 1888.

9 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: York Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1669; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 118; Image: 154.

10, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1921 York City Directory, page 865, online image 436.

11, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1922 Evanston, Illinois City Directory, page 388, online image 195.

12 1930 United States Census, George H Seacrist, St. Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0023, sheet 3A, family 68, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 329.

13 1940 United States Census, Helen S Ruch in household of Walter E Ruch, Saint Petersburg, Election Precinct 15, Pinellas, Florida, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 52-16, sheet 10A, family 257.

14, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, Death of Mary Emma Seacrist, father John Schoyer, mother Nancy Harold. 13 Nov 1922, Evanston, Cook, Illinois,. FHL Film Number 1570833.

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