Saturday, November 3, 2018

Added or Updated Record Collections at - Week of 28 October to 3 November 2018

I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at   FamilySearch   ( every week.

As of 3 November 2018, there were 2,392 record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 2 from last week):

The added or updated collections are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added --- 

*  Oregon, World War I, Veteran State Aid Applications, 1921-1938  (; 35,690 indexed records with 35,690 record images, ADDED 29 Oct 2018

*  Montana, Lewis and Clark County, Military Records, 1904-1918    (; 49,446 indexed records with 49,446 record images, ADDED 2 Nov 2018

*  California, Pioneer Migration Index, Compiled 1906-1935 (; 6,410 indexed records with 6,410 record images, ADDED 29 Oct 2018

--- Collections Updated ---

*  BillionGraves Index     (; 26,434,648 indexed records with 26,434,648 record images (was 26,142,664 records with 26,142,664 images), Updated 30 Oct 2018

*  Iowa State Census, 1895 (; 2,110,508 indexed records with 79,808 record images (was 2,110,508 records with 79,808 images), Updated 1 Nov 2018

*  Minnesota State Census, 1895    (; 1,570,739 indexed records with 44,589 record images (was 1,570,739 records with 44,589 images), Updated 1 Nov 2018

*  Iceland Church Census, 1744-1965        (; Browse 193 Images only, no index (was 0 records with 193 images), Updated 1 Nov 2018

*  Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950 (; 3,893 indexed records with 3,899 record images (was 3,893 records with 3,899 images), Updated 30 Oct 2018

*  England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997      (; Index only (1,454,083 records), no images (was 1,455,084 records with 0 images), Updated 2 Nov 2018

*  United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (; 34,168,489 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,168,489 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 2 Nov 2018

*  Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936     (; 19,443,904 indexed records with 3,007,818 record images (was 14,154,892 records with 3,007,818 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Peru, Diocese of Huacho, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1952     (; 582,756 indexed records with 159,173 record images (was 532,304 records with 159,173 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Georgia, World War I, Statement of Service Cards,  1920-1929    (; 102,572 indexed records with 102,312 record images (was 102,472 records with 102,217 images), Updated 29 Oct 2018

*  United States Census, 1850      (; 20,224,571 indexed records with 489,683 record images (was 20,224,571 records with 489,683 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951  (; 944,310 indexed records with 475,273 record images (was 813,935 records with 475,273 images), Updated 30 Oct 2018

*  United States Census, 1940      (; 134,867,560 indexed records with 3,841,151 record images (was 134,867,560 records with 3,841,151 images), Updated 30 Oct 2018

*  California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994   (; 5,386,231 indexed records with 2,915,415 record images (was 5,386,231 records with 2,915,415 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  New York State Census, 1855     (; 2,818,214 indexed records with 49,719 record images (was 2,818,214 records with 49,719 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1932    (; 4,362,879 indexed records with 1,623,199 record images (was 4,362,879 records with 1,623,199 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-1999   (; 110,998 indexed records with 254,406 record images (was 108,448 records with 254,406 images), Updated 27 Oct 2018

*  Lesotho, Evangelical Church Records, 1828-2005  (; 127,300 indexed records with 20,396 record images (was 100,266 records with 20,396 images), Updated 29 Oct 2018

*  Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004     (; 1,231,389 indexed records with 130,134 record images (was 1,231,389 records with 130,134 images), Updated 30 Oct 2018

*  Liberia, Marriage Records, 1912-2015    (; 144,270 indexed records with 24,406 record images (was 126,290 records with 24,406 images), Updated 1 Nov 2018

*  Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965     (; 27,951 indexed records with 379,476 record images (was 0 records with 379,476 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918      (; 2,683,565 indexed records with 53,151 record images (was 2,233,277 records with 53,151 images), Updated 2 Nov 2018

*  Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (; 657,386 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 642,279 records with 3,416,801 images), Updated 28 Oct 2018

*  United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910  (; 129,983 indexed records with 3,831 record images (was 129,605 records with 3,815 images), Updated 31 Oct 2018

*  Washington, Native American, Census Records, 1880-1952  (; 134,859 indexed records with 7,965 record images (was 134,754 records with 7,962 images), Updated 1 Nov 2018


In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Zigzag Ancestor Lines

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  What is your father's Zigzag Ancestor line (NOTE: I just made that up...}?  In other words, your father's mother's father's mother's etc. line back as far as you can go.

2)  Tell us in your own blog post (and drop a link here in a comment), or on Facebook with your response.
Here's my Zigzag line through my father:

1)  My father was Frederick Walton Seaver Jr. (1911-1983) of Leominster, Mass. and San Diego, Calif..

2)  His mother was Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) of Killingly, Conn. and Leominster, Mass..

3)  Her father was Thomas Richmond (1848-1917), of Hilperton, Wiltshire and Killingly, Conn.

4)  His mother was Hannah Rich (1824-1911), of Hilperton, Witshire and Putnam, Conn.

5)  Her father was John Rich (1789-1868) of Hilperton, Wiltshire.  

6)  His mother was Mary --?-- (1766-????) of Hilperton, Wiltshire.

I don't know who Mary's father was.

So my father's Zigzag goes back only six generations.  

My Zigzag line through my mother is:

1)  My mother was Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) of San Diego, Calif.

2)  her father was Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) of San Diego, Calif.

3)  His mother was Abbie Ardelle Smith (1862-1944) of Rolling Prairie, Wis. and San Diego, Calif.

4)  Her father was Devier James Lamphere Smith (1839-1894) of Jefferson county, New York, Rolling Prairie, Wis., and McCook, Nebr..

I don't know who his mother was, since he was adopted as a young child.  I could continue with his adoptive mother, Mary Bell (1805-1865) for three more generations.

Well, that was fun, I guess.  Frustrating too, because I'm missing 5th great-grandparents in the Seaver line, and 3rd great-grandparents in the Carringer line.


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Surname Saturday - LNU (Hannah, who married Thomas Bartlett) (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2175 who is Hannah LNU (1610-1675). [Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 9th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

32. Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825)
33. Abigail Gates (1797-1869)

66.  Nathan Gates (1767-1830)
67.  Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855)

134.  Jeremiah Knowlton (1745-1785)
135.  Abigail Peirce (1750-1775)

270.  Samuel Peirce (1712-1772)
271.  Abigail Stearns (1715-1798)

542.  George Stearns (1690-1760)
543.  Hannah Sanderson (1689-1770)

1086.  Jonathan Sanderson (1646-1735) 
1087.  Abiah Bartlett (1651-1723).

2174.  Thomas Bartlett, born about 1605 in Ernley, Sussex, England; died 26 April 1654 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 28 February 1636 in probably Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
2175.  Hannah LNU, born about 1610 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England; died 11 July 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Thomas Bartlett and Hannah are:
*  Hannah Bartlett (1637-1639).
*  Mehitabel Bartlett (1640-????), married 1658 Henry Spring (1628-1697).
*  Hannah Bartlett (1643-1681), married 1668 John Kendall (1646-1732).
*  Bathshua Bartlett (1647-1692), married 1671 John Applin (1645-????).
Abiah Bartlett (1651-1723), married 1669 Jonathan Sanderson (1646-1735).

Some online trees give Hannah's surname as Barnes.  The information for this Bartlett family was obtained from:

Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), Volume I, pages 120-122, Thomas Bartlett sketch.

I have done no original research for this surname line.


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Friday, November 2, 2018

Genealogy News Bytes - 2 November 2018

Some of the genealogy news items across my desktop the last three days include:

1)  News Articles:

The MyHeritage LIVE 2018 Conference Starts in Oslo, Norway

*  Legacy Tree Genealogists Recognized as One of Utah’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies…Again

*  Dutch Genealogy News for October 2018

*  Your DNA Is Out There. Do You Want Law Enforcement Using It?

*  BCG Trustees Elect Officers, Welcome New Trustees, Thank Departing Trustee

2)  New or Updated Record Databases:

New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 2 November 2018

*  Free Access to the Native American Collection* on Fold3

*  New Records on FamilySearch from October 2018

*  Chronicling America Updates - September/October, 2018

3)  Genealogy Education:

 GeneaWebinars Calendar

MyHeritage LIVE 2018 LiveStream (3 and 4 November - starts 0400 EDT, 0100 PDT)

*  Upcoming Family Tree Webinar - Wednesday, 7 November, 11 a.m. PST: Using Voting and Election Records to Find Your Ancestor, by Melissa Barker

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Privacy Issues with Online Family Trees, by E. Randol Schoenberg

*  Archived Family Tree Webinar:  Chasing Uncle William Through the Wilds of Cyberspace, by Annette Burke Lyttle

*  Fisher’s Top Tips Podcast:  #15- What’s Going To Happen To Your Records And Heirlooms When You’re Gone?

*  Generations Cafe Podcast:  Episode 8 - Tips to Find Your Scottish Ancestors

*  23andMe YouTube:  23 Minutes With Anne, LIVE! Ancestry Edition

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  What's Happening at the BYU FHL by Joe Everett

*  BYU Family History Library YouTube:  Autosomal DNA Testing Plans - Paul Woodbury (1 Nov 2018)

*  Family History Fanatics YouTube:  Research Potential Relatives to Find Your Ancestor - Genealogy Tips

*  Family History Ron YouTube:  Q&A October 18th

*  Genetic Genealogy Ireland YouTube:  How DNA can help at Tuam (Maurice Gleeson)

*  The In-Depth Genealogist YouTube:  The Strike Returns on Relative Race and Sons Connect on Long Lost Family

4)  Bargains:

*  Genealogy Bargains for Friday, November 2,  2018

5)  DNA Success Stories:

 Irish brothers reunite in New York after 59 years apart

 Two sisters share an unforgettable moment when they meet for the first time at KCI

6)  Did you miss the last Genealogy News Bytes - 30 October 2018?


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New Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday, 2 November 2018

I received this information from Findmypast today:


There are over 130,000 new records and newspapers available to search this Findmypast Friday, including;

O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees

Published in 1915, these are two Volumes of genealogy for Irish families. From the large quantity of information collected it was divided into separate Volumes covering the twelfth to the end of the sixteenth century:
·        Volume one, as quoted in the book, 'We give in the "Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation", and, so far as we could collect them, the genealogies of the families which branched from that ancient stem'.
·        Volume two, as quoted in the book, 'We give the "Families in Ireland from the twelfth to the end of the sixteenth century", with the counties in which they, respectively, we located'.
Although this is a genealogy of Irish families, not all families from Ireland are included. Each record is available in a PDF format and will reveal biographical details such as birth dates, death dates, marriage dates, spouse's names, children's names, occupations and more.

Ireland 1931 Trade Directory

Find your Irish ancestors that are listed in the 1931 Trade Directory. Explore the towns and Counties for the names of large companies, banks, tradesmen to small local businesses. With each record you will find a transcript of the directory. The transcripts will include a combination of you're the name of your ancestor's business or company, their occupation and address.
Directories are an excellent resource for anyone researching their family history and want to understand more about their ancestor's life by discovering your ancestor's address and occupation.

Ireland, Gravestone Records

Discover your ancestors who were buried in Ireland. Covering all 32 Counties in Ireland, these records reference hundreds of graveyards. The gravestone records contain the details of almost 57,600 individuals.
With each result, you will find a transcript of the original Gravestone record. The amount of information listed varies, but most records usually include a combination of your ancestor's age at death, birth year, death year, death date, occupation and burial location.

Britain, Gestapo Invasion Arrest List 1940

Discover a fascinating arrest list that was compiled for Britain by the German Gestapo. After the fall of France in May 1940, the Gestapo prepared for the invasion of Britain by compiling an arrest list of more than 2,300 names. The list includes most major figures in the British political establishment, Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain. It also featured prominent cultural figures and refugees who had fled the continent ahead of the Nazis. Among those slated for arrest were Lady Astor, Noel Coward, Virginia Woolf, H. G. Wells, Sidney Reilly, Heinrich Mann, Chaim Weizmann, Edvard Benes, Aldous Huxley, and Charles de Gaulle.
This is one of the rare surviving copies, it is numbered 354 and stamped "Geheim" (Secret), and has a handwritten title "Gestapo Arrest List for England." These records were prepared in advance of their anticipated invasion and occupation of mainland Britain. An occupation never came to pass, but these record give a unique insight into an alternative history that could have been. Images of the original documents are included.

Scotland Monumental Inscriptions

Over 30,000 records covering Abernethy, Greyfriars, Kilmore, Urray, Clachan, and more have been added to our collection of Scottish Monumental Inscriptions. Each result will give you a transcript of your ancestor's burial monument. These records were created by a variety of family history societies and independent licensors, with transcripts that will vary depending on the age of the monument and its legibility. Most will include your ancestor's death date and burial location at the very least.
Monumental inscriptions are an excellent resource for family historians because many record the names of other relatives such as a spouse, children or parents, as well as their birth and death dates.

British & Irish Newspapers

This week we have added 341,248 new pages to our British & Irish collections. We have updated five of our existing titles, including special cinema publication The Bioscope, Welsh title the Western Mail, Irish titles the Drogheda Independent and the Belfast Telegraph, as well as adding the year 1890 to the Liverpool Echo.
New to The Archive this week is fascinating title the Talking Machine News. The Talking Machine News was established in 1903 as a 'monthly journal devoted to the interests of users and makers of phonographs, automatic machines, and scientific inventions.' Its aim was to be 'expressly and explicitly representative of the thousands of delighted users of one the most remarkable inventions of the Nineteenth Century which for profit, pleasure, or instruction has now become so popular.'

Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador.  This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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52 Ancestors - Week 250: #375 Renewed (Smith) Carpenter (1717-after 1763) of Rhode Island

Renewed (Smith) Carpenter (1717-after 1763)  is #375 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #374 Daniel Carpenter (1712-after 1763)  in 1733 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
I am descended through:

*  their daughter, #187 Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????) who married #186 Stephen Hazard (1730-1804)  in about 1760. 
*   their daughter #93 Mary Hazard (1765-1857) who married  #92 Joseph Oatley (1756 - 1815)  in 1781.
*  their son #46 Jonathan Oatley (1791-1872), who married #47 Amy Champlin (1798-1865) in 1813.
*  their daughter #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864), who married  #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*   Name:                          Renewed Smith[1–3]    
*  Alternate Name:           Renewed Smith Carpenter[4]  
*  Sex:                              Female    

*  Father:                         Ephraim Smith (1675-1723)    
*  Mother:                       Margaret Pearce (1689-    )  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                          8 May 1717, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[1]    
*  Death:                         after 1763 (after about age 46), South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States    
*  Burial:                         after 1763 (after about age 46), Daniel Carpenter Lot, South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[4]    

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1:                  Daniel Carpenter (1712-1763)    
*  Marriage 1:               29 April 1733 (age 20), North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States[2-3]    
*  Child 1:                    Jeremiah Carpenter (1734-1808)    
*  Child 2:                    Sarah Carpenter (1736-1800)    
*  Child 3:                    Jonathan Carpenter (1739-    )    
*  Child 4:                    Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-    )    
*  Child 5:                    Daniel Carpenter (1744-1823)    
*  Child 6:                    Renewed Carpenter (1746-1810)    
*  Child 7:                    Margaret Carpenter (1749-1800)    
*  Child 8:                    Mercy Carpenter (1752-    )    
*  Child 9:                    Hannah Carpenter (1754-1810)    
*  Child 10:                  James Carpenter (1756-1824)    
*  Child 11:                  Mary Carpenter (1759-1823)    
*  Child 12:                  Stephen Carpenter (1763-1835)  
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):  

Renewed Smith was born 8 May 1717 in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, the daughter of Ephraim and Margaret )Pearce) Smith[1].  Her birth record says:

"SMITH, Renewed, of Ephraim and Margaret,   May 8, 1717."

Her father died, apparently without an estate, in January 1723 in North Kingstown, leaving his wife with five young children.  Her mother may have married again in order to support her children.

Renewed Smith was married to Daniel Carpenter on 29 April 1733, at age 16, in North Kingstown by Justice Daniel Coggeshall[2-3].  Daniel was the son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Tefft) Carpenter.  The marriage record says:

"CARPENTER, Daniel, and Renewed -----, m. by Daniel Coggeshall, Justice, April 29, 1733."

 They had at least twelve children, all registered in the South Kingstown town records:

*  Jeremiah Carpenter (1734-1808), married 1754 Abigail Sheldon (1734-????).
*  Sarah Carpenter (1735-1800), married 1752 Nathaniel Gardner (1735-????).
*  Jonathan Carpenter (1739-????), married 1760 Marion Lock (1740-????).
*  Elizabeth Carpenter (1741-????), married 1760 Stephen Hazard (1730-1804).
*  Daniel Carpenter (1744-1823), married 1762 Susannah Congdon (1748-1818).
*  Renewed Carpenter (1746-1810), married 1764 Benjamin Stanton (1740-1787).
*  Margaret Carpenter (1749-1800), married 1768 Robert Rodman (1745-1806)
*  Mercy Carpenter (1752-????).
*  Hannah Carpenter (1754-1810), married 1774 George Armstrong (1752-????).
*  James Carpenter (1756-1824), married 1778 Anna Rodman (1757-1832).
*  Mary Carpenter (1759-1832), married 1783 Joseph Knowles (1760-1810).
*  Stephen Carpenter (1763-1835), married 1787 Susannah Champlin (1764-????).

Renewed (Smith) Carpenter's death date is not known with certainty.  The last known record is the birth of her last child in 1763.  Some online family trees say her death was in about 1766.

Daniel and Renewed (Smith) Carpenter are probably buried in the Daniel Carpenter Lot cemetery on Gooseberry Road in South Kingstown.  The Find A Grave memorial notes that the stones are unmarked, and the memorial provides no death date[4].


1. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, ( :, accessed 23 June 2014), Volume 5, Washington County Births, Marriages and Deaths, North Kingstown Births and Deaths, page 99, (image 108 of 523), Renewed Smith birth entry.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Volume 5, Washington County Burths, Marriages, and Deaths, North Kingstown Marriages, page 13 (image 22 of 523), Daniel Carpenter and Renewed ---- entry.

3. Amos B. Carpenter, A Genealogical History of the Rehoboth Branch of the Carpenter Family in America (Amherst, Mass. : Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1898),  page 141, Daniel Carpenter sketch.

4. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (, Daniel Carpenter Lot (South Kingstown, R.I.), Renewed Smith Carpenter memorial # 25051435.


NOTE:  In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Seavers in the News -- George H. Seaver Dies in 1962 in San Rafael, California

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 Daily Independent Journal [San Rafael, Calif.] newspaper dated 16 May 1962:
The transcription of the article is:

"George H. Seaver Dies, Rites Held

"Private funeral services were held today for George Henry Seaver, 83, longtime Homestead resident, who died this morning at his home after a long illness.

"Seaver had worked 35 years for the United States Mint in San Francisco and retired in 1945 as chief bookkeeper.  He was born in Benicia.

"He served as gunners mate and yeoman aboard the troopship General Grant, which carried troops to the Philippines in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.  Seaver signed off the ship and spent two years as a photographer in Manila.

"Returning to San Francisco, he opened a shoe store which he six years and was reported to have done a good business after the 1906 fire since his store was not hit.

"Seaver resided in Homestead 41 years.  He was one of the organizers of the Homestead Valley Sanitary District, served on the board 16 years, and was chairman when the decision was make to install sewers.

"His wife died when his two sons were still children.  The two, William G. Seaver of San Rafael and Martin H. Seaver of Mill Valley, survive him, as does one granddaughter.

"Seaver was a member of the National Assn. of Retired Civil Service Employees.  His hobby was gardening.

"Since last July he was cared for at his home at 20 Evergreen Avenue by Mr. and Mrs. Budd S. Cummings who resided with him.

"Inurnment will be at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery, San Rafael.  The family requests tributes be contributions to favorite charities."

The source citation for the first article is:

"George H. Seaver Dies, Rites Held," Daily Independent Journal [San Rafael, Calif.]" newspaper, dated 16 May 1962, page 6, column 5, George H. Seaver obituary; digital image,   ( :  accessed 1 November 2018).

George Henry Seaver (1878-1962) was the son of George Henry Seaver (1848-1930) and Catherine W. Kuhland (1859-????).  He married Caroline Brill (1888-1947) in 1912 in Marin County, California.  They had two children - William George Seaver (1913-1970) and Martin Henry Seaver (1916-1997).

George Henry Seaver (1878-1962) is my 8th cousin twice removed.  I had all of these Seavers in my RootsMagic family tree database before I found this obituary.  

To me, the interesting information in this obituary is the life history of this man.  I did note that his wife died in 1947 when the youngest son was age 31, hardly a child.


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