Thursday, January 3, 2019

Seavers in the News -- Dr. Tom Seaver Dies Suddenly in 1943

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 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette newspaper dated 18 May 1943:

The transcription of the article is:

"Auto Mishap Kills Officer
Oakmont Army doctor Dies in South

"Lieurtenant Tom Seaver, 28 of Hulton road and Eighth street, Oakmont, a doctor in the medical corps at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, died Sunday in Pinehurst, N.C., from injuries received in an automobile accident, according to word received by his parents.

"Lieutenant Seaver was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh medical school, and served his internship in the Allegheny General Hospital.  He was a member of the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.  He leaves his wife, Eleanor Landstrom Seaver, with the American Red Cross in Australia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Seaver of Oakmont; three sisters, Mrs. R.C. Ritter of Asheville, N.C., Mrs. K.C. Shewitt of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. James Verner of Cleveland.  Funeral services will be held at his parents' home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock."

The source citation for the article is:

"Auto Mishap Kills Officer," Pittsburgh [Penn.] Post-Gazette newspaper, Tuesday, 18 May 1943, page 4, column 6, Dr. Tom Seaver death notice;   ( : accessed 3 January 2019).

This obituary is for Thomas Seaver (1915-1943), the son of Kenneth and Mabel (Bright) Seaver of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  It mentions the name of his wife and his three sisters' married names.  Thomas married Eleanor Louise Landstrom on 6 May 1940 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  They had no children.

I had this family in my RootsMagic family tree database.  Dr. Tom Seaver is my 7th cousin 2x removed.


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