Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Another Frederick Seaver Home in Leominster -- Post 292 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph of an ancestral home taken on one of our vacation/genealogy trips to Massachusetts:

This ancestral home is at 20 Hall Street in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.  I have not found the deed for this house, but I believe that my grandparents, Frederick W. and Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver, moved their family to this house in about 1928.  Their at-home family was dwindling as their daughters got married, and I think they had only the three youngest children, including my father, Frederick W. Seaver born in 1911, still at home.  This house was right across the street from the old Leominster High School site where my father was attending and his brother and youngest sister would attend.

The family did not have this house for long, because my grandfather's job changed and the Great Depression took its toll.  They were enumerated in this house in the 1930 U.S. Census.  By 1933, they were renting a house on Main Street in Leominster.

I took the picture above in 2007 while visiting Leominster to attend the memorial service and burial of my aunt, Geraldine (Seaver) Remley, the youngest child of Fred and Bessie.  While taking the photograph, the present resident came home, and we talked for awhile. I told him that my grandparents had bought the house in about 1928, and that my father had lived in it.  He even invited us to come in for a look around, but I declined thinking that I knew nothing more about the house.

The Google Map showing the location of this house relative to the cenbtral part of Leominster is:

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1 comment:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

That's a nice picture of your grandparents' home, Randy. It looks like a foursquare-style house, but with a modified front (enclosed entrance and double windows). In my other life, I'm an architecture fan :)