Thursday, November 15, 2018

Seavers in the News -- Milo Seaver Dies in 1957 in Binghamton, New York

It's time for another edition of "Seavers in the News" - a weekly 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 Press and Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, N.Y.]  newspaper dated 16 November 1957:

The transcription of the article is:

"MILO SEAVER, 53, of Straits Corners, died yesterday at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Holland) Seaver; six daughters, Mrs. Harriet Keene of the Town of Candor, Mrs. Christine Bogart of Utica, Mrs. Phyllis Clark of West Endicott, Mrs. Genevieve Farnham, Mrs. Virginia Miller and Mrs. Dorothy Eichorn, all of Owego; two sons, Donald of Owego and Carl Seaver of Straits Corners; one sister, Mrs. Alice Laycock of Bloomsburg, Pa.; four brothers, Russell of Straits Corners, Fred of Owego, Lewis of Endicott and Walter Seaver of West Endicott; 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Straits Corners Baptist Church.  The body was moved to the Richards Funeral Home, Owego, where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m."

The source citation for the article is:

"OBITUARIES" Press and Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, N.Y.] newspaper, dated 16 November 1957, page 12, column 5, Milo Seaver obituary; digital image,   ( :  accessed 15 November 2018).

What an excellent short obituary.  Fifteen names, including the maiden name of his wife and the married names of his daughters.

I had Milo G. Seaver (1904-1957) in my RootsMagic family tree database (and he is also in my Ancestry Member Tree, my MyHeritage tree and the FamilySearch Family Tree). He was born in Allegany County, New York, the son of Jesse Bradley Seaver and Edna Phoebe Brown.  He married Mildred L. Holland (1908-1980) in 1925 in Binghamton.  They had at least 10 children.

I did not have a married name for Harriet Keene, Christine Bogart, Phyllis Clark, or Dorothy Eichorn.  Now I need to find out the given name, birth date and death date of those four husbands and the marriage date if possible.  The Seaver family tree is never finished!

I am related to this Milo Seaver as a 6th cousin twice removed.


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