Thursday, March 4, 2021

Seavers in the News -- Clifford R. Seaver Dies in 1949 in Eugene, Oregon

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 Eugene [Ore.] Guard newspaper dated 21 June 1949:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- Clifford R. Seaver of 1359 West 7th St., died June 19, 1949 at the age of 52 years.  He was born June 1, 1897 in Bertha, Minnesota and had resided in Eugene for the past 28 years.  He was united in marriage to Edna Terry on July 2, 1920 in Long Prairie, Minnesota, to this union was born one son, Kenneth L. Seaver of Eugene.  Beside his wife, Edna and son, Kenneth L. Seaver, he is survived by his mother, Meda Seaver, also 3 brothers, Ray and Claude Seaver of Bertha, Minnesota, and William of Swisshome, Oregon, 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Crosgrove of Bertha, Minnesota and Mrs. Zella Johnson of Carson Lake, Minnesota, one granddaughter Sherry Seaver of Eugene.  Mr. Seaver was a member of Eugene Lodge No. 357 B.P.O.E., Fraternal Order of Eagles of Eugene, Woodmen of the World, and Disabled War Veterans.  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 23, 1949 at 2:00 P.M. in Simon Lounsbury Mortuary.  Graveside services under auspices of Disabled War Veterans.  Interment in Westlawn Memorial Park "

The source citation is:

"Seaver,The Eugene [Ore.] Guard newspaper, obituary, Tuesday, 21 June 1949, page 17, column 1, Clifford R. Seaver death notice;   ( : accessed 4 March 2021).

This obituary provides a death date and place, an age, a birth date and place,  a home address, his spouse's name and marriage date and place, names of his child, grandchild, mother and siblings, and his associations, but nothing about the cause of death or his occupations or experiences.

Clifford R. Seaver was born 1 June 1897 in Bertha, Minnesota to Howard and Almeda "Meda" (O'Brien) Seaver.  He married Edna Grace Terry (1895-1950) on 2 July 1920 in Long Prairie, Minnesota.  They had one child:

*  Kenneth Blaine Seaver (1921-2004), who married Wanda LaVerne Hansen (1926-2001) on 8 March 1946 in Eugene, Oregon.

Clifford R. Seaver is my 4th cousin 3 times removed, with common Seaver ancestors of my 6th great-grandparents Robert Seaver (1702-1752) and Eunice Rayment (1707-1772).

There are over 10,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person lives a relatively short life. I am glad that I can honor Clifford R. 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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