Thursday, November 23, 2017

Seavers in the News -- True W. Seaver Dies in 1884

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a semi-regular feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the New York Herald  newspaper dated Tuesday, 15 January 1884:

The transcription of this record is:

"SEAVER. -- On Sunday, the 13th inst., of apoplexy,
TRUE W. SEAVER, in the 70th year of his age.
Funeral will take place from the residence of his
son, T. Mortimer Seaver, No. 115 West 125th st., on
Tuesday, January 15, at one o'clock P.M."

The source citation for this record is:

"DIED," death notices, New York Herald, Tuesday, 15 January 1884, page 9, column 2, True W. Seaver death notice;   GenealogyBank  ( : accessed 23 November 2017), Newspaper Archives collection.

I found this searching for his son True Mortimer Seaver and was rewarded by finding the death notice of Mortimer's father, True Worthy Seaver  

True Worthy Seavey was born in about 1814 in Chester, New Hampshire, the son of Elliott and Sarah (Payne() Seavey.  By the time of his marriage in 1837 to Mary Ann Humphrey (1816-1883) in Boston, Massachusetts, he was using the surname Seaver, and used it through the rest of his life.  True and Mary Ann (Humphrey) Seaver had four children born in Boston between 1839 and 1845, but none of the births were recorded.  

I don't think that I am related to True Worthy Seavey/Seaver.


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