Rex Robert Seeber
Rex Robert Seeber (or Robert Rex Seeber) was born in Waterloo, Iowa on January 28, 1879, the son of Emma Langdon and Frank Seeber, a farmer. He graduated from the Michigan College of Mines in 1899 with a B.S. E.M. (Engineer of Mines) and E. Met. (Engineer of Metallurgy) degree. He married Anna L. Haddock in 1903; at that time he was Chief Engineer at the Champion mine in Painesdale, Nichigan. At the time of the 1910 cenus he was "superintendant [of a] copper mine," and was the manager of the Winona Copper Company mine near Houghton, Michigan in 1918. He served in the 1930s as Professor and Head of the Michigan College of Mines Mechanical Engineering Department (until 1948) and was a contemporary of A. E. Seaman and Edwin Reeder. Considering that he lived in Painesdale, the Painesdale mining location called Seeberville, may have been named for him. They had two children: Harriett Constance (1908) and Robert Rex Jr. (1906).
Seeber sold his extensive collection of Michigan Copper Country minerals to Seattle dealer Charles Fernquist in 1944. Rex Robert Seeber died in 1957. His son became famous in the early history of computer development.
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