Thursday, August 5, 2021

Seavers in the News - Milo Seaver Dies in Waverly, New York in 1957

   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 Press & Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, N.Y.] newspaper dated 16 November 1957:

The transcription of the article is:

"MILO SEAVER, 53, of Straits Corners, died yesterday at Tioga General Hospital, Waverly.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred (Holland) Seaver; six daughters, Mrs. Harriet Keene of the Town of Candor, Mrs. Christine Bogart of Utica, Mrs. Phyllis Clark of West Endicott, Mrs. Genevieve Farnham, Mrs. Virginia Miller and Mrs. Dorothy Eichorn, all of Owego; two sons, Donald of Owego and Carl Seaver of Straits Corners; one sister, Mrs. Alice Laycock of Bloomburg, Pa.; four brothers, Russell of Straits Corners, Fred of Owego, Lewis of Endicott and Walter Seaver of West Endicott; 14 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the Straits corners Baptist Church.  The body was moved to the Richards Funeral Home, where friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m."

The source citation is:

"Milo Seaver," Press and Sun-Bulletin [Binghamton, N.Y.] newspaper, Saturday, 16 November 1957, page 17, column 5, Milo Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 5 August 2021).

This obituary provides the name, death date and place, spouse's name, siblings names and children names, plus limited information about his associations.

Milo G. Seaver (1904-1957) was born on 26 September 1904 in Allegany County, New York, the son of son of Jesse Bradley and Edna Phoebe (Brown) Seaver.  He married Mildred L. Holland (1908-1980) on 31 December 1925 in Binghamton, New York.  They had 10 children:

*   Harriet A. Seaver (1926-????), married 1948 James N. Keene (1926-1997).
*  Christine E. Seaver (1928-2020), married 1946 Herbert William Bogert (1924-????).
*  Donald D. Seaver (130-2015), married Evelyn Belle Burns (1931-2015).
*  Genevieve May Seaver (1931-1972) married William H. Farnham (1930-2014).
*  Virginia Seaver (1934-????), married 1954 Howard J. Miller (1932-2014).
*  Carl Jesse Seaver (1937-2002), married 1957? Roberta (1939?-????)
*  Dorothy E. Seaver (1939-????), married 1954? William O. Eichhorn (1933-1966).
*  Phyllis Seaver (1940-????) married George Francis Clark (1939-????).
*  Mary Ann Seaver (1941-1942)
*  Sharon Seaver (1943?-????).

I am a 6th cousin two times removed to Milo G. Seaver.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 7th great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) of Framingham, Massachusetts.

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 many children. I am glad that I can honor Milo G. 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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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Alice Laycock was my Grandmother. My understanding is that Alice's mother died from childbirth. My Grandmother was then raised and adopted by her Aunt and Uncle. She went by her two last names Alice Seaver Campbell until she married my grandfather Rollin (Roland) Laycock. I remember traveling to Endicott NY to visit her brothers and really enjoyed when they came to Bloomsburg to visit. I was glad to see this information in print to verify all her older brothers. Thank you! Diane Heier