Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Eugene W. Seaver Dies in 1965 in Quincy, Massachusetts

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 Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 19 July 1965, page 20:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- Suddenly, in Quincy, July 18.  Eugene W. Seaver of 115 Butler rd., beloved husband of Eleanor L. (Lindsay), father of Joan M. and William E. Seaver, son of Jessie E. and the late Eugene W. Seaver.  Funeral services at the J.B. Cole and Gleason Milton Home for Funerals, 5 Canton av. at Milton Village on Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Visiting hours Monday 7-9, Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m."

The source citation is:

"Seaver," The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Monday, 19 July 1965, page 20, column 5, Eugene W. Seaver death notice; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 28 June 2022).

This obituary identifies his death date and place, spouse's name, children's names, parents names, but no occupation, accomplishments, or associations.

Eugene William Seaver was born 27 March 1919 in Dover, New Hampshire, the son of Eugene William and Jessie (Briggs) Seaver.  He died 18 July in Quincy, Massachusetts.  He married Eleanor Louise Lindsay (1916-1985) in 1941, and they had two children:

*  William Eugene Seaver (1951-1982), married 1974 Kathleen Patricia Cotter.
*  Joan M. Seaver (1953-????), married Price. 

Eugene William Seaver (1919-1965) is a 8th cousin 1 time removed of mine.  Our most recent common Seaver ancestor is my 8th great-grandfather Shubael Seaver (1640-1730).

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 has a rather sparse death notice.  I am glad that I can honor Eugene William 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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