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Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon (1842 - 1907)

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Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon
1842 - 1907
Born
February 1842
Pottsville, Pennsylvania United States 17901
Death
May 6, 1907
Yankton, South Dakota United States 57078
Last Known Residence
Yankton County, South Dakota United States
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Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon was born in February 1842 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania United States. Her maiden name is Weir and she married into the Seddon family. According to her family tree, Agness was mother to 4 children. She married Henry John Seddon on January 20, 1864 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Henry's death in 1893. They had children Mathew Edward Seddon, John Henry Seddon, Margaret J (Seddon) Brownson, and Anna Marie (Seddon) Sorber. She died on May 6, 1907 in Yankton, South Dakota United States at 65 years old. We know that Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon had been residing in Yankton County, South Dakota United States.
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Agness was the daughter of a Scottish coal miner, Mathew Weir. She married Henry Seddon, also a coal miner, who came from Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
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Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon
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Yankton County, South Dakota United States
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Agness Seddon was born in in Pottsville, Pennsylvania United States 17901
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Congregational Church in Mission Hill, Yankton County, South Dakota United States 57046
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Married: January 20, 1864 - March 3, 1893
Cause of Separation: Henry's Death
Married at: Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania United States
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Mother to 4 children, she passed away on May 6, 1907 in Yankton, South Dakota United States at 65 years old. she was buried in Congregational Church, Mission Hill, South Dakota United States. Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon was born in February 1842 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania United States. According to her family tree, she married Henry John Seddon on January 20, 1864 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Henry's death in 1893. They had children Mathew Edward Seddon, John Henry Seddon, Margaret J (Seddon) Brownson, and Anna Marie (Seddon) Sorber. We know that Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon had been residing in Yankton County, South Dakota United States.
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1842 - 1907 World Events

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In 1842, in the year that Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon was born, Sir Richard Owen, an English paleontologist, created the name "Dinosauria", which meant "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile". It has since been Anglicized to "dinosaur".

In 1867, at the age of 25 years old, Agness was alive when on March 1st, Nebraska became the 37th state in the United States. Due to the Homestead Act, settlers had flooded into the area and the first wave of settlers was so large that Nebraska was immediately able to apply for statehood.

In 1874, Agness was 32 years old when on May 20th, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were approved for a patent for "blue jeans with copper rivets". They charged $13.50 per dozen jeans. Although the term "jeans" was first used in 1795 - in Italy - using rivets to reinforce stress points in jeans such as pockets and the bottom of the fly was an original idea..

In 1881, she was 39 years old when on April 28th, Billy the Kid escaped from the Lincoln County Jail in New Mexico. He killed James Bell and Robert Ollinger in the escape and then stole a horse and rode out of town. On July 14th, Pat Garrett shot and killed Billy the Kid in Billy's friend's home near Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

In 1907, in the year of Agness Belle (Weir) Seddon's passing, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

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