Thursday, August 15, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 177: Birth Certificate for Frederick W. Seaver (1911-1983)

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to showcase some of the collected documents and other treasures of my ancestors.

Here is the Birth Certificate for my father, Frederick Walton Seaver (11911-1983), obtained from the Fitchburg, Massachusetts City Clerk by my father in 1940:

The transcription of this birth certificate is (typed portions underlined, handwritten portions in italics):

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
City of Fitchburg, Mass.  December 26, 1940


I, Sanford E. Worthington, City Clerk of the City of Fitchburg, in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, hereby certify that in the Records of Births in said City there is recorded the birth of

Frederick Walton Seaver, Jr.

and that the following facts appear in the record of such birth, to wit:

Date of Birth:  October 15, 1911
Name of Child:  Frederick Walton Seaver, Jr.
Color:  White;  Sex:  Male
Place of Birth:  116 Lawrence Street, Fitchburg, Mass.
Name of Father:  Frederick W. Seaver
Maiden Name of Mother: Alma Bessie Richmond
Residence of Parents:  116 Lawrence St., Fitchburg, Mass.
Occupation of Father:  Comb Manufacturer
Birthplace of Father:  Leominster, Mass.
Birthplace of Mother:  Killingly, Conn.
Informant:  John W. Stimpson, MD
Date of Report:  May 1912;  Vol.  C - 8, Folio 321

I further declare that the Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths in said City are in my custody, and that the foregoing is a true extract from the Records of BIRTHS in said City, as certified by me.

[SEAL]                   In Witness Whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal
                                 of said City, the day and year first above written.

                                  Sanford E. Worthington
                                   City Clerk.

The source citation for this birth certificate is (using the Evidence Explained template for a Birth Certificate, local level):

Frederick Walton Seaver, Jr., birth certificate - no number; extracted from Vol. C-8, folio 321 (15 October 1911, obtained 26 December 1940), City Clerk's Office, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

I see no known errors on this birth certificate.

I believe that it was obtained, by postal mail, by my father in December 1940 when he was applying for work in San Diego, California in December 1940.  He had just arrived from Massachusetts.  It was found by Randy Seaver in the personal papers passed from my mother to me in the 1988 to 2002 time frame.

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Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

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