Thursday, October 21, 2021

Seavers in the News - Kate M. Seaver Dies in 1957 in Amherst, 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 Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper dated 24 August 1957:

The transcription of the article is:

"Miss Kate M. Seaver

"STOWE, Aug. 23 -- Miss Kate M. Seaver, 73, a former resident of Stowe, Vt., died last evening at Amherst, Mass., following a short illness.  Born at Johnson, Vt., on Aug. 24, 1884, she was the daughtrer of Arthur F. and Delores K. Adams Seaver.

"She attended Stowe, Vt. schools and for many years did nursing at Boston and Amherst, Mass.

"She was a member of Unity Church, Amherst, the Women's Alliance of that church, the Amherst Women's Club and the League of Women Voters, Amherst.

"She is survived by her brother. Ora L. Seaver of Ludlow, Mass., two nephews Arthur and Miles Seaver of Amherst, Mass., and several relatives in the Stowe area.

"Services will be held at the Community Church, Stowe, on Monday afternoon at 2, with the Rev. Frank Stockwell officiating.  Burial will be in Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe."

The source citation is:

"Miss Kate M. Seaver,The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper, Saturday, 24 August 1957, page 2, column 2, Kate M. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 21 October  2021).

This obituary provides the name, death date and place, age, birthdate and place, parents names, siblings names, an occupation, and associations..  

Katherine May "Kate" Seaver was born 24 August 1884 in Stowe, Vermont, the daughter of Arthur Stannard and Dolores K. (Adams) Seaver.  She died 22 August 1957 in Amherst, Massachusetts.  She did not marry or have children.

Katherine May Seaver is my 7th cousin 3 times removed, with the common Seaver ancestor being my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).

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 is active and serves her community throughout her life. I am glad that I can honor Katherine May 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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