Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Seavers in the News -- Percy E. Seaver Dies in 1966 in St. Alban's Vermont

 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 Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper dated 15 November 1966, page 15:

The transcription of the article is:

"Percy E. Seaver

"ENOSBURG FALLS -- Percy E. Seaver, 82, died Sunday night at a St. Albans hospital following a brief illness.

"He was born in East Boston, Mass., Aug. 30, 1884, the son of Edward W. and Emma (Jordan) Seaver.

"He was a member of Liberty Lodge of Beverly, Mass., and Aleppo Temple, AAONMS of Boston, Mass.

"He was employed for 42 years by the United Shoe Machinery Corp. of Beverly, Mass., as production manager, retiring in 1955.

"  He was a member and past president of the United Shoe Machinery Corp. Quarter Century Club.  for the past five years, Mr. Seaver had made his home in Enosburg Falls.

"  He leaves his wife, Laura Capsey Seaver; a son, Edward Seaver of Hamilton, Mass.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren."

"The body will be at the Lee and Moody Funeral Home, Beverly, Mass., where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2.  Friends are requested please to omit flowers.  Interment will follow in the family lot at Oakdale Cemetery, Middleton, Mass."

The source citation is:

"Percy E. Seaver," The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper, Tuesday, 15 November 1966, page 15, column 3, Percy E. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 2 August 2022).

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

Percy Emery Seaver (1884-1966) was born 30 August 1884 in Boston, Massachusetts.  He died 13 November 1966 in St. Alban's, Vermont.  He married (1) Edna Fiske Goodnow (1883-1955) on 
18 June 1904 in Columbus, Ohio.  They had two children:

*  Edward Warren Seaver (1905-1977), married 1929 Alice Jacobs (1905-1986).
*  Eleanor Allen Seaver (1907-1962), married 1933 Lawrence J. Case (1897-1964).

Percy married (2) Laura Capsey (????-????) after 1955.  They had no children.

Percy Emery Seaver (1884-1966) is a 6th cousin 4 times removed of mine.  Our common Seaver ancestor is Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, 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 a fairly complete obituary.  I am glad that I can honor Percy Emery 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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