Thursday, February 6, 2020

Seavers in the News - Frank A. Seaver Dies in 1920 in Brooklyn, 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  The Standard Union [Brooklyn, N.Y.] newspaper dated 6 February 1916:

The transcription of the article is:


"Frank A. Seaver died Wednesday after a brief illness in the Long Island College Hospital.  He was born in Brooklyn forty-four years ago and was a lifelong resident of Bay Ridge.  He was well known in real estate circles and was closely identified with the development of the Dyker Heights and the Bay Ridge sections.  He was a member of the Crescent Athletic Club and was formerly connected with the Montauk and Marine Field clubs.  He was a member of St. Philip's P.E. Church and for many years served as a member of the Brooklyn Board of Real Estate Brokers.  Funeral services will be held this evening at 8 o'clock at his late home, 219 Ovington avenue.  He is survived by his widow, Emmeline Burrill Seaver, and three sons, Burril, Frank and Warren Seaver."

The source citation is:

"Frank A. Seaver," The Standard Union [Brooklyn, N.Y.] newspaper, obituary, Friday, 6 February 1920, page 16, column 5, Frank A  Seaver   ( : accessed 6 February 2020).

Frank Alexander Seaver was born 11 January 1875 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Alexander Harrison and Abby Laighton (Badger) Seaver.  He married Emaline Auguste Burrill (1874-1943) on 14 March 1901 in New York City.  She was the daughter of William and Emily (--?--) Burrill.  They had three sons:

*  William Burrill Seaver (1908-1979).
*  Frank Alexander Seaver (1910-1988), married 1935 Emily Eugenia Stafford (1910-????).
*  Warren Warner Seaver (1913-1971).

Frank A. Seaver (1875-1920) is my 7th cousin 3 times removed.  

There are over 8,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person dies relatively young with a growing family.  I am glad that I can honor Frank Alexander Seaver today.


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