Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Seavers in the News -- James R. Seaver Dies in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri

 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 7 November 1966, page 34:

The transcription of the article is:


"James R. Seaver, 20, of 7908 Granada, Prairie Village, died yesterday at the home.  Police listed the cause of death as suicide.  Seaver was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church.  Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Seaver, and a brother, Robert Seaver, all of the home; a sister Mrs. Jane Davidson, The Plains, O., and the maternal grandmother Mrs. Clyde A. Shawver, 209 Brush Creek.  Services will be private."

The source citation is:

"James R. Seaver," The Kamsas City [Mo.] Times newspaper, Monday, 7 November, page 34, column 2, James R. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 15 August 2022).

This obituary identifies his age, residence, death date, parents and sibling names, but no occupation or association information other than a church.

James Ross Seaver was born 17 December 1945 in Kansas City, the son of Arthur Twining and Dorothy Maydelle (Shawver) Seaver.  He died 6 November 1966 in Kansas City.  He had no spouse or children.

James Ross Seaver (1945-1966) was my 7th cousin once removed.  Our 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 takes his own life.  I am saddened that I can honor James 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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