Thursday, June 25, 2020

Seavers in the News -- Julia F. (Haley) Seaver Dies in 1935 in Winthrop, Mass.

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 2 February 1935:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- In Winthrop, Jan. 31, Julia F. (nee Haley), beloved wife of the late Christopher H. Seaver, formerly of Charlestown.  Funeral from residence, 143 Revere st., Monday, Feb. 4, at 9 a.m.  Solemn high mass of requiem at the Church of St. John the Evangelist at 10 o'clock.  Relatives and friends kindly invited to attend."

The source citation is:

"Deaths," The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, death notice, Saturday, 2 February 1935, page 19, column 6, Julia F. (Haley) Seaver death notice;   ( : accessed 25 June 2020).

This obituary provides a death date (31 January 1935), a death place, her spouse's name, but not her parents or children names.     

I had Julia Frances (Haley) Seaver (1868-1935) in my RootsMagic database.  She was born July 1868 in Charlestown, Mass., the daughter of John and Eliza (Connor) Haley.  She married Christopher Hammond Seaver (1866-1910) in 1898 in Boston, Mass. They four one children:

*  Christopher Hammond Seaver (1898-1899).
*  John William Seaver (1900-1978).
*  Albert E. Seaver (1901-1949), married 1937 Antonina E. Lavish (1909-1992).
*  Mary A. Seaver (1904-????).

Julia's husband, Christopher Hammond Seaver, is not my relative as far as I know.  His grandfather, Hammond Seaver (1810-1850) came from Germany before 1839.

There are over 9,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and some are widowed for a long time.  I am glad that I can honor Julia Frances (Haley) Seaver today.  

You never know when a descendant will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors, or will provide more information about them to me.


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1 comment:

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I've found funeral reports to be the most fruitful of newspaper articles, often listing everyone at the funeral and who gave flowers (although some of the attendants can take some identifying).