Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seavers in the News - John S. Seaver Died in 1911

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 Springfield [Mass.] Republican newspaper dated 29 June 1911:

The transcription of this obituary is:

John S. Seaver,

"John S. Seaver, 72, died at his home, 163 Hampshire Street, Indian Orchard, yesterday afternoon after an illness of several months.  He was born in Utica, N.Y., and came to Springfield about 20 years ago, where he had since lived.  He was employed by the Springfield street railway company and had been a member of Wallamanump tribe of Red Men of Indian Orchard.  He leaves besides his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Horace Norcroft of Springfield, and two sons, Harry E. of Indiana Orchard and Edward J. Seaver of Springfield.  The funeral will be held at his home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Clarence Seamans of the Advent church will officiate.  The burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery."

The source citation for this obituary is:

"John S. Seaver," obituary, Springfield [Mass.] Republican, 29 June 1911, page 4, column 7, John S. Seaver obituary; GenealogyBank ( : accessed 15 March 2018), Newspaper Archives collection.

John S. Seaver (1839-1911) is in my RootsMagic family tree database.   He was the son of  Joseph Sawyer and Amanda (Hosley) Seaver.  His birthplace is new to me, and is consistent with the 1850 and 1880 U.S. census entries.  He married Evaline D. Baker (1843-1926) in 1861 and they had four children - Edward James Seaver (1863-1933), Harrietta A. Seaver (1864-????), Mary A. Seaver (1866-1920), and Harry Ernest Seaver (1881-1956).

I am a 4th cousin 4 times removed to John S. Seaver.


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