Thursday, December 9, 2021

Seavers in the News - James T. Seaver Dies in Connecticut in 1960

 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 The Herald Statesman [Yonkers, N.Y.] newspaper dated 2 August 1960:

The transcription of the article is:

former Bronxville Resident

"James T. Seaver, formerly of Mount Vernon and Bronxville, died July 19 in Cheshire, Conn., word just reached The Herald Statesman.

"Mr. Seaver was born in Hartford, Vt., in 1875.  He was graduated from the University of Vermont and practiced electrical engineering until his retirement in 1932.  He had been employed by the New York Central Railroad Co.

"The eighty-five-year-old man lived in Mount Vernon from 1909 to 1925.  Then he moved to Bronxville, remaining there until 1954.  He was active in civic affairs there and was a parishioner of the First Reformed Church.

"Mr. Seaver is survived by his wife, Idella B. Seaver; a son, Col. James T., with the U.S. Air Force, of Vienna, Va., and now stationed at the Pentagon; a daughter Mrs. William C. Eichmann, with whom he was living in Cheshire; and four grandchildren."

The source citation is:

"James T. Seaver,The Herald Statesman [Yonkers, N.Y.] newspaper, Tuesday, 2 August 1960, page 2, column 3, James T. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 9 December  2021).

This obituary provides the name, birth year, age, death date and place, children names, spouse's name, and some information about occupation or associations.

James Thatcher Seaver (1875-1960) was born 20 August 1875 in Hartford, Vermont, the son of Richard Adam and Eliza Maria (Barber) Seaver.  He died 19 July 1960 in Cheshire, Connecticut.  He married (1) to Mary J. Babcock (1878-1909) on 19 January 1906, and they had no children.  He married (2) to Mary Idella Benjamin (1885-1963) on 14 September 1909 in Hartland, Vermont.  They had two children:

*  Mary Elizabeth Seaver (1914-2002), married 1938 William Charles Eichmann (1912-????).
*  James Thatcher Seaver (1917-1962), married about 1941 June Irene Taylor Fuller (1919-????).

James Thatcher Seaver (1875-1960) is my 6th cousin 3 times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) 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 fairly complete family information. I am glad that I can honor Edith Mary (Duel) 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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1 comment:

The Buzz said...

Hello Randy,
June Fuller Seaver is my Grandmother. She died in Carlsbad, California in 2016.


"James Thatcher Seaver (1917-1962), married about 1941 June Irene Taylor Fuller (1919-2016)."

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