Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Samuel R. Seaver (1884-1966) Dies in 1966 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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 Kansas City [Mo.] Times newspaper dated 11 October 1966, page 27:

The transcription of the article is:

"Samuel R. Seaver

"Samuel Ross Seaver, 82, of Santa Fe, N.M., formerly of Kansas City, died Sunday at a hospital there.  He was born in Tecumseh, Neb., and lived in Kansas City 22 years.  Mr. Seaver founded the S.R. Seaver Pharmaceutical company in north Kansas City in 1929.  He was a founder of the Mid-American Memorial Park Cemetery association.  He was a Mason.  He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Seaver, at the home; three sons, A.T. Seaver, II, of 7908 Granada, Prairie Village, Jack P. Seaver, 4308 West Ninety-third., Prairie Village, and E. Robert Seaver, McLean, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Burks, Paso Robles, Calif., and 12 grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday at the Floral Hills chapel; burial in Floral Hills cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Samuel R. Seaver," Kansas City [Mo.] Times newspaper, Tuesday, 11 October 1966, page 27, column 6, Samuel R. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 26 July 2022).

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

Samuel Ross Seaver (1884-1966) was born 11 April 1884 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, the son of Samuel ross and Ellen Sophia (Twining) Seaver.  He died 9 October 1966 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He married (1) Ethel Daisy Bush (1883-1952) on 6 May 1906 in Tecumseh, Nebraska.  They had five children:

*  Samuel Ross Seaver (1907-1911).
*  Helen Elizabeth Seaver (1910-1977), married 1931 Paul Emerson Burks (1907-1982).
*  Arthur Twining "A.T." Seaver (1912-1998), married (1) 1934 Dorothy Maydelle Shawver (1913-1982); (2) after 1982 Dolores Reed (1918-1998).
*  Eugene Robert Seaver (1915-1993), married 1943 Emily Hope McCoy (1914-2003).
*  Jack Pershing Seaver (1918-1997), married 1941 Amy Lucille Wahlberg (1919-2000).

He married (2) Lillian J. Amgwert (1898-1974) in 1953.  They had no children. 

Samuel Ross Seaver (1884-1966) is a 5th cousin 3 times removed of mine.  Our common Seaver ancestor is Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) of Roxbury and Sudbury, 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 has life accomplishments mentioned in their obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Samuel Ross 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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