Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Edward Richmond Seaver -- Post 328 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I am posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't "Wordless" - I am incapable of having a wordless post!

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection from my 40 years of photo albums, boxes and piles of family photographs:

This is a photograph of Edward Richmond Seaver (1913-2004), son of Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) and Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962), my father's younger brother and my uncle.  I think that this is his high school yearbook photograph, probably taken in 1931 or 1932.  

Uncle Ed was one of my biggest fans - we really enjoyed being with each other, sharing stories about my father, talking about family history.  We visited Ed and Janet as a family in the summer of 1982, and stayed at their house for a week.  He shuttled us around to the aunts, uncles and cousins homes and we had a wonderful time meeting the Seaver family.  I interviewed Ed on cassette tape during that visit about the family, and have transcribed those remarks.  Early on in my genea-career, Ed obtained the limited Civil war Pension File for Isaac Seaver, his great-grandfather, for me.  He loved reading my yearly Seaver-Richmond Family Journal.

In late 1982, Ed and his wife Janet moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona after his retirement.  They visited San Diego in 1983 before and after my father died, and continued to visit occasionally to see my mother, my brothers and myself.  He became the patriarch of our family.  We went several times to Arizona to visit them in Sun Lakes, and we always talked about family on these trips, plus we did some sightseeing too.  Ed was a wonderful man full of life and love, and what a laugh!  

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