Friday, July 14, 2017

Seavers in the News - Charles L. Seaver Dies

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Wyoming County Times newspaper of Warsaw, New York, dated 13 April 1893:

The transcription of this obituary is:


"Recent Deaths of Persons Known to 'Times' Readers

"Mr. Charles L. Seaver died at Birmingham, Conn., on Monday evening, April 10, aged 65 years.  Death resulted from heart failure following a severe attack of the grip.  Mr. Seaver was born in Middlebury, Wyoming county, on April 2, 1828, the son of Dr. Robert and Hannah Seaver.  He removed to Warsaw in 1850 and was a resident of this place until a few years ago, when he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Smith at Birmingham, though ever since then he has spent nearly every summer here.  His wife, who was Harriet P. Fargo, daughter of the late David Fargo, survives him, also his only child, Fanny Seaver Smith, wife of Mr. Aaron Smith of Birmingham, Conn."

The source citation for this record is:

"Mr. Seaver," obituary, Wyoming County Times [Warsaw, N.Y.], 13 April 1893, page 1, column 5, Charles L. Seaver obituary; NYS Historical Newspapers (http://nyshistorical : accessed 12 July 2017).

This article provides a death date, death place, birth date, birth place, age, cause of death, parents names, wife's name, wife's father's name, daughter's married name and daughter's husband's name for Charles L. Seaver.  It does not mention his education or occupation.

Charles Little Seaver (1828-1893) was married to Harriet P. Fargo (1832-1905), and they had three children.  He was the son of Robert and Hannah (Thompson) Seaver of Wyoming County, New York.  Charles Little Seaver is my third cousin five times removed.

I highly recommend this NYS Historic Newspapers database - it's FREE to use, it's relatively easy to search, they highlight the search terms which makes it easy to zoom in on the article. 


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