Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seavers in the News -- Charles H. Seaver Dies in His Hotel Room

It's time for the next installment of Seavers in the News.  This is a fairly random selection - a Seaver makes a newspaper, and I try to figure out what else I know about this person in the news.

This week's entry is from the Edwardsville [Illinois] Intelligencer newspaper dated 21 November 1908, on page 3.

The transcription of this article is:

"Traveling Man Found Dead.

"Zanesville, O., Nov. 21 -- Seated upright in a chair by the side of his bed, the body of Charles H. Seaver, a traveling salesman of Jackson, Mich., was found in a room of his hotel in this city.  Death probably was caused by heart disease."

The source citation for this article is:

"Traveling Man Found Dead," Edwardsville [Illinois] Intelligencer, 21 November 1908, Page 3, column 5, Charles H. Seaver death notice; ( : accessed 23 February 2017), Newspapers and Publications collection.

Who was Charles H. Seaver?  I have 29 persons in my database identified as a Charles H. (or an H middle name) Seaver.  Only one was residing in Jackson county, Michigan in the 1900 U.S. census, and he has 1908 as a death date on his gravestone seen on Find A Grave.

Charles H. Seaver (1840-1908) was born January 1840 in New York, the son of Alonzo D. and Sophiah Asbury (Fuller) Seaver.  He married Eulalia Hayes (1850-1930) in about 1868 in New York, and they had six children (Cora, Cota, Lorena, Bertha, Jessie, and one more) between 1870 and 1886.  In the 1900 U.S. census, his occupation is listed as a salesman.

This newspaper article provided an approximate death date and death place for my database.  Every little bit helps, doesn't it?


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