Thursday, March 8, 2018

Seavers in the News - Beverly A. Seaver Obituary

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, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Mount Sterling (Ky.) Advocate newspaper dated 30 March 1904:

The transcription of this article is:

"Former Kentuckian Dead

"We are in receipt of a delayed paper from Highland, Kan., announcing the death of Hon. B.A. Seaver.  He died on Monday, January 25, 1904 at his home near Highland, Kan.  Beverly A. Seaver was born in Castile, New York, in 1839.  He was 64 years old on the 7th of December.  In 1856 he moved to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, where he taught school two years and then began the practice of law.  His law partner was Tom Turner, who was a member of Congress.  Here he married Miss Luckett Anderson, oldest daughter of Joseph Anderson, deceased, of Jeffersonville.  They came to Highland in 1872 and this place has been his residence ever since.  He has been a practicing attorney in this county constantly for 30 years.  His wife died in August 1899.  He was elected a member of the state legislature in 1887 and served two sessions.  He was on the Democratic ticket.  He was county attorney from 1883 to 1885.  He was twice a nominee for State Senate on the Democratic ticket.  In 1882 he made speeches favoring the adoption of the prohibitory amendment to state constitution.  He was a sound money Democrat and in 1896 voted for McKinley.  He was one of the Presidential electors in Kansas at the time of Cleveland's first election.  Mr. Seaver was one of the most honored and respected members of the bar in this judicial district.

"He was also considered one of the most capable and honest lawyers in this end of the State.  He leaves one son, Joseph M. Seaver, who lives on the family farm, south of Highland.  He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Ella E. Herrick and Mrs. Jessie Jennings, both of Kansas City.  These two sisters and Robert T. Herrick have been with Mr. Seaver for several weeks."

The source citation for this article is:

"Former Kentuckian Dead," Mt. Sterling [Ky.} Advocate newspaper, Wednesday, 30 March 1904, page 4, column 3, Beverly A.  Seaver obituary; digital image, Chronicling America : historic American Newspapers ( : accessed 8 March 2018).

I have this person in my RootsMagic family tree database, with his wife and son, and also with his two sisters.  Beverly A. Seaver is my 3rd cousin 5 time removed.  


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1 comment:

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Great that you found that obituary considering that it was printed so long after the death. I usually look a month beyond the death date but perhaps I should expand those searches.