Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seavers in the News - 1976 Obituary of Charles H. Seaver

This week's edition of "Seavers in the News" is a 1976 obituary for Charles H. Seaver of Stockton, New Jersey.  It appeared in the Trenton [N.J.] Evening Times newspaper dated Saturday, 2 October 1976 on page A7:

The transcription of the obituary is:

"Charles Seaver, investment broker

"STOCKTON -- Charles H. Seaver, 77, of Crafton Road, Stockton, died Friday at the Morristown Memorial Hospital.  

"Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was an Army veteran of World War I.  He was a retired invenstment broker in New York City.

"He is survived by his wife Frances Kurtzman Seaver, three daughters, Mrs. James Cottington of Sudbury, Mass., Mrs. Betzy Benjamin of Sturbridge, Mass., and Mrs. Judith Shea of Colonia, New York; one brother, Lloyd B. Seaver of Thompson, Conn., two sisters, Mrs. Ann Johnston of Greenwich, Conn. and Mrs. J. Abbie Jameson of Manchester, N.H., and eleven grandchildren.

"Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Van Horn Funeral Home, 21 George Street, Lambertville, N.J."

The source citation for this record is:

"Charles Seaver, Investment Broker," obituary, Trenton [N.J.] Evening Times, 2 October 1976, page A7, column 5, Charles Seaver obituary; digital image, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 20 April 2017), Newspaper Archives collection.

Charles Hunneman Seaver (1899-1976) was the son of Daniel Badger and Jane Akhurst (Smith) Seaver.  He married (1) Elizabeth Coe Buffum (1898-????) in about 1922.  I don't have a death date for her.  He apparently married (2) Frances Kurtzman.  I have the three daughters in my database, but I have only one of the son-in-law spouses in my database, and none of the grandchildren.  So there's some work to do on this family.

Charles Hunneman Seaver (1899-1976) is my 8th cousin twice removed on the Seaver line, according to my RootsMagic family tree database.


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