George M. Seacat, a prominent physician and surgeon of Cherryvale, Montgomery county, and pension examiner for that section of the state, was born in Harrison county, Indiana, May 7, 1854, and is a son of Hamilton and Mary Ann (King) Seacat, both natives of that county and state. The father, who was a succesful farmer, passed his entire life in Harrison county, Indiana, where he died at the age of forty-nine. The paternal grandfather, George Seacat, was a native of Kentucky and removed to Indiana with his parents when eight years old, also following farming throughout his active career. The paternal great-grandfather, Peter Seacat, was of German descent and moved from Virginia to Kentucky and thence to Indiana, locating in Harrison county, in 1816, and becoming one of the pioneers of that county. The maternal grandfather, McKendree King, was of a pioneer family of Harrison county, Indiana, and of Scotch-Irish origin. The mother of Dr. Seacat is living at the advanced age of seventy-five years. To her and her husband were born three sons and four daughters, all of whom are living with the exception of a daughter who died at the age of twelve years. Dr. Seacat is the oldest of this family of children. He secured his earlier educational training in the public schools at Palmyra, Harrison county, Indiana, in the academy at Paola, Ind., and in the National Normal University at Lebanon, Ohio, where he was graduated as a member of the class of 1882, with the degree of B. S. During a part of this time he was teaching school, and in the winter following his graduation he taught in what was at one time called "Hoop-pole Township," Posey county, Indiana. This was the winter of 1882-83, and following that he taught about one year in the Western Normal College at Bushnell, Ill. He then entered the medical school at Keokuk, Iowa, where he remained as a student one term, and then went to Louisville, Ky., where he remained two terms as a student in the Kentucky School of Medicine, graduating June 21, 1885. In the following fall he came to Kansas, locating first at Kinsley, Edwards county, where he followed the general practice of his profession until 1896. He then located at Cherryvale, where he has since resided, continuing the practice of his profession. He is a member of the Montgomery County and the Kansas State Medical societies, and of the American Medical Association, and he is the local surgeon or the Santa Fe railroad and the pension examiner for Montgomery county. Dr. Seacat is aligned as a stanch supporter of the cause of the Republican party, and he and his wife are members of the local Methodist Episcopal church. He is a Royal Arch member of the Masonic order. Dr. Seacat is recognized as one of the progressive and public-spirited professional men of Montgomery county, and is one of the representative citizens of Cherryvale. In 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss J. Rosa Grandy, daughter of Rev. C. H. and Chesta (Weaver) Grandy. She was born in Baltimore, Md., and her father is a minister of the Methodist Episcopal church, being a member of the Southeastern Kansas conference. Of the union of Dr. and Mrs. Seacat there have been born four children: Charles H. is a stenographer for the county attorney of Montgomery county; Lester and Leora are living; and the other childtwin of Lesterdied at the age of one year. The doctor is one of the well known physicians of the State of Kansas.Pages 246-247 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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