Thursday, October 28, 2021

Seavers in the News - Lynn W. Seaver Dies in 1958 in Battle Creek, Michigan

  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  Battle Creek [Mich.] Enquirer newspaper dated 8 February 1958:

The transcription of the article is:

"Lynn W. Seaver

"Lynn W. Seaver, 61, a lifelong resident of this area, died at his home in Pennfield Township at 8 a.m. today.  He had been in ill health for about a year but had been at his work at the Clark Equipment Co. yesterday.  He had been employed as a truck assembler there for the last 27 years.  Mr. Seaver was born in Battle Creek June 20, 1896, the son of Samuel and Rose (Hubbard) Seaver.  He married Clara M. Bauman here Nov. 14, 1921.  She survives.  Also surviving are one brother, Earl Seaver of Benton Harbor and 12 nieces and nephews.  Mr. Seaver was a member of the Calvary Baptish Church and a veteran of World War I."

The source citation is:

"Lynn W. Seaver,Battle Creek [Mich.[ Enquirer newspaper, Saturday, 8 February 1958, page 2, column 2, Kate M. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 28 October  2021).

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

Harris Lynn Wylie Seaver was born 20 June 1896 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the son of Samuel W. and Rose M. (Hubbard) Seaver.  He died 8 February 1958 in Battle Creek.  He married Clara M. Bauman (1895-1972) on 14 November 1921 in Calhoun County, Mivchigan.  They had no children. 

Harris Lynn Wylie Seaver is my 4th cousin 3 times removed, with the common Seaver ancestor being my 6th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1702-1752).

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 works at his job for a long period of time. I am glad that I can honor Lynn W. 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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