Invoice to Mr. Wesson Seyburn at Dime Bank Building Detroit Mich for 12 Collars at $4.50
In 1908, automobile pioneer John Dodge bought a farmhouse 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Auburn Heights to use as his country retreat. His oldest child, Winifred Dodge, married real estate baron Wesson Seyburn, who built his own country retreat 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Auburn Heights. The estate included hunting land, dog kennels, a swimming pool, horse stables, and a 5,000-square-foot (460 m2) Colonial Revival house.
Mr. Seyburn belonged to two of Detroit's most distinguished families. His mother was a member of the Wesson family, extensive landholders in Detroit during the past century.
Mr. Seyburn was graduated from Yale University in 1911. As a Lieutenant Colonel during World War I, he served with distinction, commanding a machine gun battalion France.
For the next four decades, Mr. Seyburn was active in Detroit banking and real estate circles. He developed River Terrace, built on former Seyburn property on Jefferson east.
Mr. Seyburn was a founder and a director of the Manufacturers National Bank. He was also a director of a realty firm, the James S. Holden company.
He was a member of the Detroit Club, the Grosse Pointe Club, the Yondotega Club, Country Club of Detroit, and the Bloomfield Hills Country Club.
A resident of Grosse Pointe since 1926, Mr. Seyburn had formerly lived in one of Detroit's residential showplaces, at 7800 Jefferson East.