Thursday, September 30, 2021

Seavers in the News - Arthur T. Seaver Dies in 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri

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 Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper dated 17 May 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

He Was a Retired Wholesale Drug Representative

"Arthur Twining Seaver, 8004 Ward parkway, died today at St. Luke's hospital.  Mr. Seaver was born in Jefferson, Wis., and had lived here since 1919.

"He was a downtown representative for McPike, Inc., a wholesale drug supply house, before he retired in 1947.  He also had been active in the drug business in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

"Mr. Seaver was a Mason and a member of the All Saints Episcopal church.

"He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rosaleen Seaver of the home, and two brothers, Burt Seaver of Hiawatha, Kas., and Sam R. Seaver of Omaha."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,The Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper, Thursday, 17 May 1956, page 2, column 6, Arthur T.  Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 30 September  2021).

This obituary provides the name, home address, death date and place, spouse's name, sibling names, and information about his employment and associations.  I did not have information about his second wife, who has a really interesting life story.

Arthur Twining Seaver (1867-1956) was born 5 September 1867 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and died 17 May 1956 in Kansas City.  He was the son of Samuel Ross and Ellen Sophia (Twining) Seaver.  

He married (1) Bertha Elizabeth Honeywell (1872-1950) on 26 December 1900 in Parker County, Texas.  They had no known children.

Arthur Twining Seaver married (2) Maude Rosaleen Greub (1888-1975) on 24 December 1950 in Kansas City, Missouri.  They had no known children.

I am a 5th cousin 3 times removed to Arthur Twining Seaver, with the common Seaver ancestor being 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 no children. I am glad that I can honor Arthur Twining 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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