Thursday, April 14, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Gertrude Fanny Seaver Dies in 1963 in Ithaca, Michigan

 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 Lansing [Mich.] State Journal newspaper dated 6 March 1963:

The transcription of the article is:

"Gertrude F. Seaver

"ITHACA -- Mrs. Gertrude Fanny Seaver, 74, of 225 E. Emerson St., died Tuesday in a Wyandotte hospital.  She is survived by the husband, Bert; one daughter, Mrs. Janet Bublitz of South Ile; one son, Lewis of Grosse Ile; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Eggerman of Cleveland, and three grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Beebe Funeral Home here.  Burial will be in Ithaca Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Gertrude F. Seaver,Lansing [Mich.] State Journal newspaper, Wednesday, 6 March 1963, page 52, column 3, Gertrude F. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 14 April 2022).

This obituary mainly includes the family members of Gertrude F. Seaver, including the names of her husband, children and sister, plus her residence but no social affiliations,   

Gertrude Fanny Lewis was born 25 July 1888 in Ithaca, Michigan, the daughter of Henry E. and Fanny E. (Brown) Lewis.  She married Milo Bert Seaver (1887-1978) on 3 June 1909 in Ithaca, Michigan.  They had two children:

*  Lewis Ivan Seaver (1911-1990), married 1949 Mary Elizabeth Plant (1920-1999).
*  Jeannette F. Seaver (1913-1977), married 1941 Frederick William Bublitz (1915-1992).

Milo Bert Seaver (1887-1978) is a 5th cousin 3 times removed of mine.  Our most recent common Seaver ancestor is my 7th great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754).

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 contains few relatives. I am glad that I can honor Gertrude Fanny (Lewis)  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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