Thursday, May 6, 2021

Seavers in the News -- Charles Earnest Seaver Dies in 1952 in Doylestown, Ohio

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 Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper dated 7 October 1952:

The transcription of the article is:

DOYLESTOWN -- Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Monbarren Funeral Home for Charles Earnest Seaver, 68, who died suddenly at home.

"Burial will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.

"Mr. Seaver was a life resident of Doylestown.  He was a retired tire builder at the Seiberling Rubber Co.

"He leaves his wife, Lettie; two sons, Russell and Ernest, both of Barberton; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Hornbeck of Barberton and Mrs. Alice Rector and Mrs. Lois Hughes, both of Akron; 19 grandchildren; a brother, Ora of Akron, and four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Tripp, Mrs. Carrie Killert and Mrs. Myrtle Gordon, all of Barberton, and Mrs. Blanche Fleckinger of Cuyahoga Falls."

The source citation is:

"Charles E. Seaver,The Akron [Ohio] Beacon-Journal newspaper, 7 October 1952, page 49, column 2, Charles Earnest Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 6 May 2021).

This obituary provides a name, an age, a death date and place, the names of his wife, living children,  and siblings, plus a limited description of his work history.

Charles Earnest Seaver was born 22 June 1884 in Doylestown, Ohio, the son of Christopher Albert and Susan A. (Schafer) Seaver.  He died 4 October 1952 in Doylestown.  He married Lettie May Youngker (1886-1970) on 11 January 1905 in Wayne County, Ohio, Iowa, and they had five children:

*  Martha Aurelia Seaver (1905-1994, married 1929 George Theodore Hornbeck (1904-1983).
*  Russell Jacob Seaver (1907-1997), married 1929 Helen Marie Miller (1913-1987).
*  Ernest Ransom Seaver (1910-2007), married 1934 Oletta Irene Baughman (1915-2000).
*  Alice Caroline Seaver (1920-2017), married 1940 James Allen Rector (1916-2004).
*  Lois Mae Seaver (1928-????), married 1948 Clyde Woodrow Hughes (1923-2003).

I am not related to Charles Earnest Seaver to my knowledge.  He is the grandson of  Christian and Lydia (Kissinger) Seaver of Pennsylvania.

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 his whole life in one place and has a lot of children, grandchildren and siblings. I am glad that I can honor Charles Earnest 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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