Here is the Find A Grave memorial for John Ellis Seaver (1865-1919) (two screens below):
There are five children listed for John Ellis and Leah (Bound) Seaver, all born between 1908 and 1914. All died between 1908 and 1914. Here is the image of the stone of the children:
The children were:
* Sarah Seaver (1908-1908)
* Mary Seaver (1909-1909)
* Mabel Seaver (1910-1910)
* Mary L. Seaver (1911-1911)
* John Seaver (1914-1914)
This is so sad. And it's life. We don't know why these children died. Was it a genetic anomaly? Was it health issues? Was it poor parenting? I have no clue.
John Ellis Seaver was my 5th cousin 4 times removed, and these children were my 6th cousins 3 times removed. I have no real ties to the family. But my heart sank when I saw this - it reminded me that not every family is perfect, not every family has a long life, and not every family has happiness and joy. John died in 1919 and Leah died in 1917. John's first wife died in 1907, apparently without children. I can't imagine John and Leah's lives and heartaches.