Thursday, March 7, 2019

Seavers in the News -- Neville V. Seaver Dies in 1933 in Oakland, Calif.

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 Oakland [Calif] Tribune newspaper dated 17 November 1933:

The transcription of the article is:

"Wife of Col. Seaver Succumbs to Illness

"Mrs. Neville V. Seaver, wife of Col. George H. Seaver, former enforcement chief in the Northern California Prohibition district, died last night at her home after a protracted illness, induced by a weakened heart.

"She had been ill for many years but during the past 10 months her condition became critical.

"Funeral services will be held from the Grant D. Miller Chapel, 2850 Telegraph Avenue tomorrow at 1:30 p.m .  Interment at Mountain View Cemetery will be private.

"Surviving Mrs. Seaver are her husband, a son, Mark Seaver, two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Turner, Huntington Park, and Marian Seaver, and a brother, Harry Van Cleave of San Antonio, Tex.

"The Rev. Lewis B. Hillis of Berkeley will conduct the services.

"The Seaver home is at 4659 San Sebastian Avenue."

The source citation for the article is:

"Wife of Col. Seaver Succumbs to Illness," Oakland [Calif.] Tribune newspaper, obituary, Friday, 17 November 1933, page 5, column 1, Neville D.Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 7 March 2019).

I did not have of these Seaver persons in my RootsMagic family tree, so I searched for them in the census records.  I found the family in the 1900 and 1910 U.S. censuses, and from other suggested records found Col. George H. Seaver's birth family in earlier censuses, and from there found birth and death records for the two families.  George's father was George A. Seaver who migrated from England and settled in Missouri by 1880.

I am not related to these Seaver persons, to the best of my knowledge.  But I have added this "Seqaver bush" to my RootsMagic family tree.


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