Thursday, September 27, 2018

Seavers in the News -- Talcott W. Seaver Dies in 1959 in California

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, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from the Daily Independent Journal [San Rafael, Calif.] newspaper dated 29 September 1959:

The transcription of the obituary is:

"Developer Seaver Dies in Hospital

"Talcott W. Seaver, 56, prominent Mill Valley real estate developer, died yesterday afternoon in a local hospital after long illness.

"Seaver, who resided at 63 Shelley drive, Enchanted Knolls, Mill Valley, came to Marin County in 1955 from Los Angeles.

"He developed the Enchanted Knolls subdivision at the eastern end of Mill Valley.

"A native of New Haven, Conn., Seaver was a graduate of the University of California, class of 1925.  He was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Genevieve W. Seaver, Mill Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Sally De LaFontaine, Mill Valley, and Mrs. Janet Seaver Elliott of Los Angeles; his mother, Mrs. Grace Whittemore Seaver of Mountain View, and a sister Mrs. Howard B. Crittenden of Atherton.

"Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Chapel of the Hills, San Anselmo.  Inurnment will be private.  The family requests that tributes be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society."

The source citation for this article is:

"Developer Seaver Dies in HospitalDaily Independent Journal [San Rafael, Calif.] newspaper, dated 29 September 1959, page 4, column 6, Talcott W. Seaver obituary; digital image,   ( :  accessed 27 September 2018).

Talcott Whittemore Seaver was born on 2 August 1903 in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Walter Hibbard and Grace (Whittemore) Seaver.  He married Genevieve K. Weber (1903-1986) on 21 February 1924 in Berkeley, California.  They had two children:

*  Janet Seaver (1926-1967), who married Jerrold Paul Elliott in 1946.

*  Sally Seaver (1928-1963), married Douglas J. Delafontain in 1958.

Talcott Whittemore Seaver is my 7th cousin 3 times removed.  


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