Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cousins At the Seaver Gravestone in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Mass. -- Post 696 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

  I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs: 

Linda and I took a vacation to New England in July 2004.  My uncle, Edward Richmond Seaver (1913-2004) died 14 February 2004 in Arizona, and the family gathered in Leominster, Massachusetts to bury him in Evergreen Cemetery with his late wife, Janet (Roukes) Seaver.  We eulogized him in the chapel in the cemetery and then visited the graves of our Seaver ancestors in this cemetery.  It was a beautiful summer day and we celebrated the life of Ed in fine fashion.

The photo above shows six of the eleven cousins descended from grandparents Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) and Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) of Leominster.  From the left:

*  Joanie - daughter of Edward and Janet (Roukes) Seaver.
*  Judy - daughter of Bowers and Ruth (Seaver) Fischer.
*  Virginia - daughter of Walter and Evelyn (Seaver) Wood.
*  Peter - son of Edward and Janet (Roukes) Seaver.
*  Randy - son of Frederick and Betty (Carringer) Seaver.
*  Barbie - daughter of Bowers and Ruth (Seaver) Fischer.

Edward Richmond Seaver was my only Seaver uncle, and I loved this man so much.  He was a Columbia football player, a U.S. Navy captain, and a fine and fun-loving man.  

On this trip, we took the time to visit with the cousins, and stayed with Virginia for several days in Salem, New Hampshire in her 1700's era salt-box house.  


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