Thursday, October 1, 2020

Seavers in The News - Charles H. Seaver (1868-1942) Dies in Michigan

 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 Times Herald [Port Huron, Mich.] newspaper dated 12 December 1942:

The transcription of the article is:

"Charles H. Seaver

"Charles H. Seaver, 74, of 5258 Horger avenue, East Dearborn, former Port Huron resident, died unexpectedly this morning in his home.

"He was born in Milford, Mich., Jan. 12, 1868. He was employed by the Ford Motor Car company for 30 years.

"He is survived by his widow, and two stepsons, George W. Chappelle, Port Huron, and Harry Chappelle, Detroit.

"Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in a Milford funeral home.  Burial will be in the Milford cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Charles H. Seaver," The Times Herald [Port Huron, Mich.] newspaper, obituary, Saturday, 12 December 1942, page 5, column 1, Charles H. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 1 October 2020).

This obituary provides a name, a birth date, a birth place, an implied death date, a death place, an age, a burial location, and the names of two step-sons, but not the name of his widow.

Charles L. Seaver (not "H.") was born 12 January 1868 in Milford, Mich., the son of William Edwin and Elizabeth Frances (Armstrong) Seaver.  He married (1) Ella D. Eaton (1862-1923) in 1898, and they had no children.  He married (2) Harriet Marion (Carr) Chappelle (1876-1947) in 1924, and they had no children.

Charles L. Seaver (1868-1942) is my 4th cousin 4 times removed, with common Seaver ancestors of my 7th great-grandparents Joseph and Mary (Read) Seaver. 

There are over 9,500 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person leaves no descendants.  I am glad that I can honor Charles L. Seaver today.  

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


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