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Seeley Wintersmith Mudd

mining engineer

Seeley Wintersmith Mudd, American mining engineer.


Mudd, Seeley Wintersmith was born on August 16, 1861 in Kirkwood, Missouri, United States. Son of Henry Thomas and Sarah Eliz. (Hodgen) Mudd.


Engineer of Mines, Washington University, St. Louis, 1883.


Copper department, St. Louis Smelting & Refining Company, 1883-1885. Went to Leadville, Colorado, 1885. Manager Small Hopes Consolidated Mining Company and Borel Mining Company, 1887-1912.

Manager Ibex Mining Company (Little Johnnie Mine), 1899-1902. Consulting engineer in the West for New Jersey Zinc Company, 1902-1904. Moved to Los Angeles, California, 1903.

Consulting engineer on Pacific Coast for Guggenheim Exploration Company and American Smelting & Refining Company, 1904-1905. President and manager Queen Esther Mining and Milling Company, Kern Company, California, 1904-1909. President Cyprus Mines Corporation, Coeur d’Alene Syndicate Mining Company Commissioned major, Engineer O.R.C., February 12, 1917.

Active duty, January 14, 1918. Assistant director United States explosives plants, Washington. Promoted colonel United States of America, May 24, 1918.

Honorary discharge, January 20, 1919. Vice president. Young Men’s Christian Association, Los Angeles. Trustee Pomona College, Southwest Museum.


Married Della Mulock, February 24, 1887. Children: Harvey S., Elizabeth (deceased), Seeley G., Henry T. (deceased), Assayer and superintendent.

Henry Thomas Mudd

Sarah Eliz. (Hodgen) Mudd

Della Mulock

Harvey S. Mudd

Elizabeth Mudd (deceased)

Seeley G. Mudd

Henry T. Mudd (deceased)

Assayer and supt Mudd