Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Burleigh E. Seaver Dies in 1966 in Doylestown, Ohio

 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 Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper dated 20 May 1966, page 42:

The transcription of the article is:

Burleigh E., 78 years, of 325 Church st., Doylestown, passed away May 18.  Survived by wife, Charlotte; one son, William, of Marble Head, Mass.; one daughter, Mrs. Emily Slate, of Doylestown; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucille Vinez, of Doylestown.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Monbarren Funeral Home.  Rev. P.C. Clark will officiate.  Interment Chestnut Hill.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. (Monbarren, 658-2211)."

The source citation is:

"Seaver," The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper, Friday, 20 May 1966, page 42, column 4, Burleigh E. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 8 August 2022).

This obituary identifies his age, residence, death date, wife's name, children's names, but no occupation or association information.

Burleigh Edwin Seaver (1887-1966) was born 30 November 1887 in Doylestown, Ohio, the son of John W. and Alva Irene (Houtz) Seaver.  He died 18 May 1966 in Doylestown.  He married Charlotte May Cass (1889-1973) on 3 September 1913 in Wayne County, Ohio.  They had three children:

*  Emilie Lucile Seaver (1915-1988), married 1937 Ole Van Slate (1911-1985).
*  William Burleigh Seaver (1917-2018), married (1) 1941 Rebecca Jane Martin (1917-1987); (2) 1996 Earlyne Router (1920-????).
*  Robert G. Seaver (1919-1964).

Burleigh Edwin Seaver (1887-1966) is not a Seaver cousin of mine.  He descends from Christian and Lydia (Kissinger) Seaver of Pennsylvania.

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 an incomplete obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Burleigh Edwin 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.


Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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1 comment:

Debbie V. said...

Hi Randy, I'm just stopping in to say I am enjoying your blog and I am hoping that I can come up with something similar. I would like to be more active in genealogy now that I am retired.
How did you get the complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com by the way?