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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 4 (July 1, 1935.)

The Premier's Family

The Premier's Family.

Such a man could not but have a loyal and devoted family. Mrs. Seddon accompanied her husband on many of his long journeys, including two visits to England as guests of Royalty. Her serene, kindly nature was the needful foil to Seddon's often fiery character; a refuge from the continual strain and irritation of political life. Captain Richard Seddon—Dick the Second—served gallantly in two wars and fell in France. Mr. T. E. Y. Seddon followed his father as M.P. for Westland and held the seat for many years with an interlude of service as Captain in the Great War. Mary Stuart Seddon (Mrs. Hay) was her father's treasured helper for many years, and Mrs. Knox Gilmer (May Seddon), is a vigorous worker for charity and other amenities of Wellington life, and a fervent and eloquent advocate of native forest protection in the Dominion.