Thursday, March 30, 2017

Seavers in the News -- Albert E. Seaver Dies in San Antonio, Texas

This week's episode of "Seavers in the News" - articles about persons named Seaver who made the newspapers for some reason. 

This week it is an obituary for Albert E. Seaver in the San Antonio [Texas] Light newspaper, dated 3 November 1920, on page 11, column 1.  The snippets of the obituary are:

The transcription of this obituary is:

Albert E. Seaver, 74 years old, died at 8:20 Tuesday morning at a hospital.  He was a native of Marion, Va., but had been a resident of San Antonio for the last two years.  He was a Confederate veteran.  Surviving him are a son, C.R. Seaver, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Blanchard of Denison, Tex. and Miss L. Seaver of Knoxville, Tenn., three brothers, George, Murt and Willis Seaver of Marion, and two grandchildren, Louise and Charlie Seaver of San Antonio.  The funeral was held from the chapel of the Zizik Undertaking company at 4 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, Rev. T.C. Long officiating.  Interment will be made in the Mission Burial Park."

The source citation for this obituary is:

"Albert E. Seaver," San Antonio [Texas] Light, 3 November 1920, page 11, column 1, obituary; indexed database and digital images,  ( : accessed 22 March 2017).

I found Albert Edwin Seaver (1845-1920), son of William C. and Elizabeth Ann (Pruner) Seaver, born in Smyth County, Virginia.  The obituary lists three brothers - George, Murt and Willis Seaver.  I have George and Murt (as a female named Myrtle) in my database, but don't have Willis.  I will have to research him.  There was also a sister Sallie who died in 1912.

The obituary listed three children, while I only had one, Charles R. Seaver (1885-1981).  I had three children for Charles R. Seaver -- Louise, Charles and Mary, but Mary was born after her grandfather died.  I will have to do some research to pick up the other two children - Mrs. Sam Blanchard and Miss L. Seaver.

The obituary does not list a spouse.  I have her as Louise Irons (1854-????), perhaps she died before 1920.

Aren't obituaries like this wonderful?


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