William Seyler obituary, Reading Times 9 Nov 1904 edition, page 6
BODY FOUND IN CANAL AGED VETERAN FALLS OVERBOARD OVERBOARD IN CANAL AT PEACOCK'S LOCK, AND HIS BODY IS RECOVERED RECOVERED A WEEK LATER. The body of William Seyler. aged 70 years, was found in the Schuylkill cairn 1, at Peacock's lock, two miles north of Tuckerton, on Tuesday morning, morning, Mr. Seyler, who had been living with - his - son - in - law, George Weaver, nean Peaoock'n lock, was missing about two weeks, lie left home to visit his daughter at Price town and also to have his pension papers attended to.' When he failed to return a fter several days his son - in - law been me greatly worried and search was instituted for the missing missing man, the result being the finding of his body in the canal. Previous to moving to Peacock's lock, Mr. Seyler lived at Pricetown. Mis wife died over a year ago. He then came to Reading and remained here for a time, but last fall took up his residence with his son - in - law, Mr. Weaver. The surviving children are: Henry, Jacob, James, Adam, William and Emma, Emma, wife of Wilson Wentzell, all of this city; Clayton, of Harrlsburg; Clara, wife of William Welder. Lo - bachsville, and Mary, wife of George Weaver. Coroner A. N. Seldel was notified of the case and he at once proceeded to Peacock's lock where ho empanelled a. jury and held nn inquest.. The infer ence is that Air. eyjer, in crossing the lock over a narrow footbridge, at nlKht. lost his footinj? and fell Into the water. The jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.