Thursday, September 23, 2021

Seavers in the News - Kenneth E. Seaver Dies in 1956 in in Charlestown, 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 12 October 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- In Charlestown.  Oct. 10, Kenneth E., beloved husband of Marquita (Roch) and father of Kenneth R. and Barbara Ann Seaver of 503 Main st.  Funeral services at the E.L. Kelleher Funeral Home, 67 Broadway, Somerville, Saturday at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Veteran of World War II.  Visiting hours 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Friday, 12 October 1956, page 40, column 6, Kenneth E. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 16 September  2021).

This obituary provides the name, home address, death date and place, spouse's name, children's names, , and information about his military service.  This is the only death record I've found for Kenneth, and I did not have information about his two children.

Kenneth Elmer Seaver (1912-1956) was born 31 January 1912 in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, and died 10 October 1956 in Charlestown.  He was the son of Samuel Alonzo and Florence Alice (Wells) Seaver.  He married (1) Marie Rizzo (1917-????) on 14 April 1935 in Keene, New Hampshire.  They had two known children:

*  Barbara Ann Seaver (1937-????)
*  Kenneth Robert Seaver (1941-1982).

Kenneth Elmer Seaver married (2) Marquita Roch (1911-1984) on 12 January 1943 in New Hanover, North Carolina.  They had no known children.

I am a 4th cousin 2 times removed to Kenneth Elmer Seaver, with the common Seaver ancestor being 5th great-grandfather Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster, 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 an obituary without many life details. I am glad that I can honor Kenneth Elmer 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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