Thursday, November 4, 2021

Seavers in the News - Arden E. Seaver Dies in 1958 in Nebraska

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  Fremont [Nebr.] Tribune newspaper dated 17 July 1958:

The transcription of the article is:

"Arden E. Seaver Rites Saturday

"ELK CITY -- Services for Arden E. Seaver, 62, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Elk City Methodist Church.  Mr. Seaver died Wednesday.

"Surviving is the widow, Bertha; son, LaRoy of Big Springs; daughters, Miss Alice Seaver of Arlington, Va., Mrs. Harvey Morris of Elk City and Mrs. Ruben Dunson of Fremont; brother, Lloyd of California.

"Graveside services will be conducted by Claude H. Montgomery Post No. 58.  Swanson Funeral Home of Valley has charge."

The source citation is:

"Arden E. Seaver Rites Saturday,Fremont [Nebr.] Tribune newspaper, Thursday, 17 July 1958, page 5, column 2, Arden E. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 4 November  2021).

This obituary provides the name, death date and place, age, spouse's name, children names, one sibling names, but no occupation or associations.

Arden Edward Seaver (1895-1958) was born 11 August 1895 in Plymouth, Iowa, the son of Edward Harden and Alice Florentine (Baxter) Seaver.  He died 16 July 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska.  He married Bertha Mabel Decker (1899-1975) on 19 February 1919 in Iowa.  They had four children:

*  Alice Emma Seaver (1919-2001).
*  LaRoy Edward Seaver (1920-2020), married (1) 1943 Pauline Roberts (1922-1979); (2) 1981 Mary Stoffel (1922-????).
*  Frieda Seaver (1922-2008), married 1941 Harvey Earl Morris (1916-1994).
*  Fern Leona Seaver (1927-2016), married 1949 Ruben B. Dunson (1925-2018).

Arden Edward Seaver is not related to me through the Seaver line.  His earliest known Seaver ancestor is Edward R. Seaver (1830-1888), born in Ireland and died in Natick, 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's obituary has little life information. I am glad that I can honor Arden E. 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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