Thursday, February 27, 2020

Seavers in the News -- Robert C. Seaver Dies in 1945 in Massachusetts

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 Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 26 March 1945:

The transcription of the article is:

"Robert C. Seaver
Former State Tennis Champion is Dead

"Robert C. Seaver, 68-year-old veteran Boston investment broker of Brookline and former Massachusetts lawn tennis champion, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Brooks, in Duxbury.

"Mr. Seaver, a resident of Longwood Towers, was well known in the investment field for the past quarter-century as  partner of Wise, Hobbs & Seaver, Inc., Congress. st.

"Born in Brookline, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William J. Seaver, he was graduated from Williams College, where he excelled in sports.  In the early 1900's he was state singles and doubles champion in tennis.  He served as secretary of the Longwood Cricket Club and was a member of the Brae Burn Country Club.  His father was a former Selectman at Brookline.

"He is survived, besides his daughter, by his widow, the former Mary McIntyre, and a sister, Alice, of Brookline."

The source citation is:

"Robert C. Seaver, Former State Tennis Champion is Dead," The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, obituary, Monday, 26 March 1945, page 8, column 5, Robert C. Seaver   ( : accessed 20 February 2020).

Robert Chauncey Seaver (1877-1945) is in my RootsMagic famly tree database, He was born 8 January 1877 in Brookline, Massachusetts, the son of William James Seaver (1836-1917) and Martha Dickenson Stodder (1847-1923).  He married (1) Edith Fanueil Willard (1891-1921) in 1912, and they had one child, Frances Stodder Seaver (1912-2010), who married Charles Stratton Brooks (1912-1976) in 1941.  Robert Chauncey Seaver married (2) Mary McIntyre (1893-1986) in 1922.  

Robert Chauncey Seaver (1877-1945) is my 6th cousin 4 times removed.  

There are over 9,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a well-known person gets a decent obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Robert Chauncey Seaver today.


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