Thursday, November 11, 2021

Seavers in the News - Marie R. Seaver Dies in 1958 in Randolph, Vermont

 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 Barre [Vt.] Daily Times newspaper dated 4 December 1958:

The transcription of the article is:

"Mrs. Marie R. Seaver

"RANDOLPH -- Mrs. Marie R. Seaver, 82, died yesterday at Gifford Memorial Hospital.  She had been a patient there for two weeks.

"She was born in West Pawlet Dec. 19, 1874, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Roberts.  She resided in Williamstown for many years and married Carl S. Seaver on March 27, 1895.  Mr. Seaver died in 1947.  A son, Howell A., died in 1943.

"She is survived by one son, Hugh L. of Randolph; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Howell G. Roberts of Granville, N.Y.

"She was a member of Charity Chapter, OES, in Williamstown, a past matron and last living charter member.  She had been a member for 55 years.  In 1953 she joined the Home Family at the OES Home in Randolph.

"Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 from the Randolph Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Saum officiating.

"Burial will be made in the family lot in the Williamstown Cemetery.

"Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7-8 o'clock."

The source citation is:

"Mrs. Marie R. Seaver,The Barre [Vt.] Daily Times newspaper, Thursday, 4 December 1958, page 9, column 5, Marie R. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 11 November  2021).

This obituary provides the name, birth date and place, parents names, death date and place, age, spouse's name, children names, one sibling's name, and several associations.

Marie Roberts was born 19 December 1874 in West Pawlet, Vermont, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Jones) Roberts.  She died 3 December 1958 in Randolph, Vermont.  She married Carl West Seaver (1869-1947) on 27 March 1895 in Williamstown, Vermont.  They had two children:

*  Hugh Leland Seaver (1897-1979), married 1928 Ethel Pearl Rye (1893-1977).
*  Howell Ashton Seaver (1901-1943), married 1924 Rhoda Mae Bruce (1900-1993). 

Carl Weston Seaver is my 7th cousin 3x removed.  The common Seaver ancestor is Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, 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 a lot of life information. I am glad that I can honor Marie R. (Roberts) 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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