Thursday, January 4, 2018

Seavers in the News -- Abbie G. Seaver Dies in 1915

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 Sacramento [Calif.] Union newspaper dated Saturday, 10 July 1915

The transcription of this article is:

"Hold Funeral for Mrs. Seaver Today

"AUBURN (Placer Co.), July 9 -- The remains of Mrs. Abbie G. Seaver, widow of the late C.P. Seaver of Applegate, arrived from the East yesterday.  Funeral services will be held this Saturday morning at 10:15 o'clock from the Walsh-Keene undertaking parlors, Rev. W.C. Harriott officiating.

"Deceased died June 26 at Everet, Mass., while visiting relatives there.  She was the aunt of Mrs. G.C. Hepburn of Applegate and a thoroughly good woman, whose hospitable home was enjoyed by many and whose deeds of charity were distributed freely and unselfishly."

The source citation for this article is:

"Hold Funeral for Mrs. Seaver Today," obituary, Sacramento [Calif.] Union newspaper, 10 July 1915, page 7, column 6, Abbie G. Seaver obituary; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection ( : accessed 4 January 2018).

There is only one useful clue to identify this Abbie G. Seaver - she is the widow of C.P. Seaver.  

I found Abigail Ann (Wood) Seaver (1838-1915) in my RootsMagic family tree database, the wife of Charles Preston Seaver (1833-1914), who was born September 1838 in Windham, Vemront, and died 26 June 1915 in Everett, Massachusetts.  Charles Preston Seaver was born on 25 March 1833 in Moretown, Vermont to Josiah Willis and Sarah (Hollis) Seaver, and died 9 April 1914 in Auburn, California.  They married 7 July 1858 in Marshfield, Vermont.  I don't have any children listed for this couple, and there are none attributed to Abbie in the 1900 U.S. Census in Placer County, California.


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