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    Anna M. Seward (Wharton)

    Birth: 3-29-1836

    Death: 5-2-1919

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Seward, Frederick William (FWS) | Marriage Date: 11-9-1854

Biography

AWS and FWS had no children. They lived in DC as FWS was WHS's assistant when WHS was Secretary of State. AWS was WHS's 'woman of the house.' She held parties and banquets and received callers for WHS to keep up their presence in DC society. 

To our delight, Fred went on to marry Anna Wharton. She became just like a sister to me and another daughter to my father and mother. Fred and Anna helped my father a great deal during their marriage. Anna became an important face to the public by becoming my father’s hostess. She was in charge of political dinner parties in Washington, D.C. and kept track of the many guests father received as well as incoming letters.
When father traveled to Alaska and California at the end of his life, Anna and Fred traveled with him. Eventually, they would move to a house they called Montrose in the Hudson River Valley. Many of their possessions from that home, including a big table that belonged to Ann,a were brought back to the Auburn home and are still there today. Father died before completing his autobiography so Fred finished it for him, and then went on to write about his own political experiences. Fred was a loyal family man who helped his father throughout his life at home as well as in his political career.

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AWS and FWS had no children. They lived in DC as FWS was WHS's assistant when WHS was Secretary of State. AWS was WHS's 'woman of the house.' She held parties and banquets and received callers for WHS to keep up their presence in DC society. To our delight, Fred went on to marry Anna Wharton. She became just like a sister to me and another daughter to my father and mother. Fred and Anna helped my father a great deal during their marriage. Anna became an important face to the public by becoming my father’s hostess. She was in charge of political dinner parties in Washington, D.C. and kept track of the many guests father received as well as incoming letters. When father traveled to Alaska and California at the end of his life, Anna and Fred traveled with him. Eventually, they would move to a house they called Montrose in the Hudson River Valley. Many of their possessions from that home, including a big table that belonged to Ann,a were brought back to the Auburn home and are still there today. Father died before completing his autobiography so Fred finished it for him, and then went on to write about his own political experiences. Fred was a loyal family man who helped his father throughout his life at home as well as in his political career.
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