Thursday, May 17, 2018

Seavers in the News - Guilford L. Seaver Dies in 1966 in Oakland, Calif.

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 San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle newspaper dated 4 August 1966:

The transcription of this obituary is:

"Guilford L. Seaver

"Guilford L. (Gil) Seaver, past state president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, died in Oakland Tuesday.

"Mr. Seaver, who was 67, was a member of Fruitvale Lodge No. 2336 F. and A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies of Oakland, Aahmes Temple A.A.O.N.M.S, former Secretary and past President of East Oakand Aerie 1375 F.O.E., and past President of the Oakland Recreation Commission.

"A native of California, Mr. Seaver was emplyed as a secretary for the Oakland Eagles.  He lived at 5409 Holland Street, Oakland.

"He is survived by his sons, Lloyd Seaver of Berkeley and Donald Seaver of Pleasnton; two brothers, Theyer Seaver and Orin Seaver of Long Beach, and grandchildren Kenneth Alan and Donna Lynne Seaver.

"Masonic funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Fruitvale Chapel of the Clarence Cooper Mortuary, Oakland.

"Memorial services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) at 8 p.m. at the Cooper Mortuary."

The source citation for this record is:

"Guilford L. Seaver,San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle newspaper, 4 August 1966, page 40, column 2, Guilford L. Seaver obituary; digital image, GenealogyBank ( : accessed 10 May 2018), Newspaper Archives collection.

Guilford L. Seaver (1898-1966) was the son of Frank Guilford and Maud Evelyn (White) Seaver of Los Angeles County, California.  He married Marguerite Carmona (1898-1964) in about 1917, and they had two sons, Lloyd Guilford Seaver (1919-1982) and Donald Philip Seaver (1923-2003).  

I had the Guilford Seaver family in my RootsMagic family tree database, but did not have an obituary for him.  This family is interesting to me because I don't know the parents of Guilford's great-grandfather, Gilford Lyman Seaver (1811-1879), who was born in Massachusetts, and died in Santa Clara, California.  

I am probably related to Guilford L. Seaver, but I do not know the most recent common ancestor.


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