Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Father's Newspaper Obituary

I was looking through the Seaver obituaries in the San Diego newspapers on GenealogyBank, and ran across my father's obituary from 28 May 1983.  When I checked my family files and my RootsMagic database, I found that I had not found or transcribed the obituary previously.

Here is the obituary snipped from the newspaper page:

The transcription of this obituary is:

Frederick W. Seaver

Frederick W. Seaver, 71, a longtime local insurance agent, died Thursday in the Sharp Cabrillo Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday in All Souls Episcopal Church of Point Loma, with burial in Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Mr. Seaver, a native of Massachusetts, moved to this area in 1940.  He served in the Navy postal service during World War II and then worked as an agent for the Prudential Insurance Co. of America for 25 years.

He was involved in the North Park Little League and the Pioneer Pony League for more than 20 years and was active in the San Diego Bowling Association.

Survivors include his wife, Betty, three sons, Randall, Stanley and Scott, all of San Diego, four granddaughters, three sisters, and one brother.

The family suggests contributions to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

The source citation for this obituary is:

"Frederick W. Seaver," obituary, San Diego [CA] Union, 28 May 1983, page 6-B, column 5; online index and digital image, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 21 September 2016), Historical Obituaries in Newspaper Archives, 1690-2010 collection.

I can't believe that I had not found it, saved it, sourced it or transcribed it.  Now I have!

Now I wonder what other obituaries of my close family that I have not found or transcribed.

Copyright (c) 2016, Randall J. Seaver

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Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Glad you have that obituary at last. It is an important one in your history.

Haz said...

Do you know who constructed it, or put it in the paper, if so should that be in the citation or noted.