Thursday, February 10, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Frank H. Seaver Dies in 1962 in Troy, Maine

 Here is this week's 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 Bangor [Me.] Daily News  newspaper dated 22 October 1962:

The transcription of the article is:

"Frank H. Seaver

"TROY -- Frank H. Seaver, 83, a lifelong resident here, died at his home suddenly Saturday morning.

"He was born here August 29, 1879, the son of Andrew and Irene (Carter) Seaver.

"He was a past master and Golden Sheaf member of Seven Star Grange.

"Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Genie Seaver and several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Troy Union Church with the Rev. Thomas Longstaff officiating.

"Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery here.

"Friends may call at the Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel at Pittsfield until noon Monday."

The source citation is:

"Frank H. Seaver,The Bangor [Me.] Daily News newspaper, Monday, 22 October 1962, page 24, column 2, Frank H. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 10 February 2022).

This is a fairly spare obituary, but it lists his name, birth date, parents names, wife's name, and several associations.

Frank Harrison Seaver (1879-1962) was born 29 August 1879 in Troy, Maine, the son of Andrew Brooks and Irena (Carter) Seaver.  He married Genie Maranda Ward (1882-1962) on 29 April 1903 in Waldo County, Maine.  They had no children.

Frank Harrison Seaver (1879-1962) is my 7th cousin 3x removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).

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 had a obituary with very little information.  I am glad that I can honor Frank Harrison 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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