Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Seavers in the News -- K. Donald Seaver Dies in 1965 in Hazardville, Connecticut

 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 Hartford [Conn.] Courant newspaper dated 4 October 1965, page 9:

The transcription of the article is:

"K. Donald Seaver
K. Donald Seaver, 79, of 103 Main St., Hazardville, died Saturday at his home.  He was born in Wareham, Mass., son of the late Clarence and Emma Hudson Seaver and was formerly employed as a credit manager at the Norfolk Lumber Company of Stoughton, Mass.

"He was a resident here for about four years and was a member of Hazardville Methodist Church.

"Besides his wife, Mrs. Doris King Seaver, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Weisleder of Hazardville and two grandchildren.

"The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at the Somers Funeral Home.  The Rev. J. Kenneth Pearson of the Hazardville Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Stoughton, Mass.

The source citation is:

"K. Donald Seaver," The Hartford [ Conn.] Courant newspaper, Monday, 4 October 1965, page 9, column 2, K. Donald Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 5 July 2022).

This obituary identifies his birth place, death date and place, spouse's name, children's names, parents names, and limited occupation and association information.

Kenneth Donald Seaver was born 24 May 1886 in Wareham, Massachusetts, the son of Clarence Leroy and Emma Cushman (Hudson) Seaver.  He died 2 October 1965 in Hazardville, Connecticut.  He married Doris Lilian King (1888-1982) in about 1912 in Massachusetts.  They had two children:

*  LaVerne Adella Seaver (1914-1927).
*  Marjorie Emma Seaver (1916-1999), married Robert Anderson Weisleder (1911-1994).

Kenneth Donald Seaver (1886-1965) is probably a distant cousin of mine.  I don't know the parentage of his great-grandfather, Joseph T. Seaver (1805-????).

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 obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Kenneth Donald 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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