Thursday, June 3, 2021

Seavers In The News -- George R. Seaver Dies in 1952 in Arlington, 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 8 March 1952:

The transcription of the article is:

George R. Seaver

"ARLINGTON, March 8 -- George R. Seaver, 56, of 119 Roland road, for the past eight years inspector of plumbing and gas for the town of Arlington, died this morning after a long illness.

"He was born and educated in Medford, but lived in Arlington for the past 25 years.  A veteran of World War I, he belonged to the Arlington Lodge of Elks, and Arlington Post A.L.

"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary J. (Ahern) Seaver; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hayes, Brighton; Miss Florence and Miss Mary A. Seaver, both of Arlington; a son, George R. Seaver, Jr., of Arlington; and four brothers, John A. of Phoenix; Harold of Medford, William of Belmont, and Stanley Seaver of Everett.

"The funeral will take place Tuesday morning at 9 in St. James Church, Arlington Heights, where a solemn high mass will be celebrated.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington."

The source citation is:

"George R. Seaver,The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Saturday, 8 March 1952, page 3, column 2, George R. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 3 June 2021).

This obituary provides a name, an age, a death date and place, the names of his wife,  children and siblings, plus a short description of his occupation and associations.

George Richard Seaver was born 27 October 1895 in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of Lemuel Lawrence and Flora Ann (McDonald) Sivier.  He married Mary Josephine Ahern (1895-1995) on 14 October 1925 in Somerville.  They had four children:

*  Margaret Seaver (1926-????), married Robert J. Hayes (1923-1996)
*  Florence Ann Seaver (1929-2011), married 1958 Matthew T. Mulkern (1927-????).
*  Mary Agnes Seaver (1930-????), married 1952 Edward J. Kirby (1928-????).
*  George Richard Seaver (1932-????).

I am not related to George R. Seaver.  He is descended from Garland and Margaret Anne (Martin) Sceviour of St. John's, Newfoundland..

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 has all of his family members named in their obitury. I am glad that I can honor George Richard 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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