Thursday, March 22, 2018

Seavers in the News - George W. Seaver's Will is Probated in 1943

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.] Bee newspaper dated 26 January 1943:

The transcription of the article is:

"Will is Admitted in $70,000 Estate

COLUSA (Colusa Co.), Jan. 26 -- The will of George W. Seaver of Williams was admitted to probate here yesterday, with the bulk of his $70,000 estate going to his brothers and sister-in-law.

"Seaver's will provides that his ranch west of Williams shall go to his brother, Charles F. Seaver, the Seaver home ranch of 530 acres on the Colusa-Princeton Highway to Emma Seaver, wife of Charles F. Seaver; his livestock to L.W. Seaver, and real property in Chico to another brother, John Seaver.

"To his friends, Gus Miller and Jack Storey, the decedent left each an automobile."

The source citation for this article is:

"Will is Admitted in $70,000 Estate," Sacramento [Calif.] Bee, 26 January 1943, page 6, column 4, George W. Seaver estate article; GenealogyBank ( : accessed 22 March 2018), Newspaper Archives.

The article provides the names of George W. Seaver's brothers - Charles F. Seaver, L.W. Seaver and John Seaver, and Charles F. Seaver's wife, Emma Seaver.

I had George W. Seaver in my RootsMagic family tree database.  George William Seaver (1866-1942), Charles Franklin Seaver (1868-1954), and John Henry Seaver (1863-1949) were the sons of Charles Seaver (1826-1887) and Annie Timoney (1834-1903) of Colusa County, California.  L.W. Seaver is probably Lloyd Wall Seaver (18961958), son of Charles Franklin Seaver and Emma (Middlecamp) Seaver (1870-1958).

George William Seaver was married to Mattie Anna (Groves) Mears (1873-????) in 1921, and resided in Williams, Colusa County, California.  Apparently, George had no children.  His wife's death date is unknown.

I am a 4th cousin 3 times removed to George William Seaver (1866-1942).

He was a first cousin to George Washington Seaver (1847-1918), the subject of my George W. Seaver series.  Their grandparents were Robert and Hepsibah (Gilson) Seaver of Brookline, New Hampshire.


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