Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Seavers in the News -- James J. Seaver (1900-1967) Died in 1967 in San Lorenzo, California

 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 Jacksonvile [Ill.] Daily Journal newspaper dated 4 January 1967, page 24:

The transcription of the article is:

"James Seaver, Former Local Resident, Dies

"James J. Seaver of San Lorenzo, Calif., passed away unexpectedly late Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in San Lorenzo.  He was 66.

"Included among survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Rosalie Hofmann and Mrs. Pat French, both of Jacksonville; two sons, James and William, living in California; three sisters:  Mrs. Christina Weatherford, Mrs. Dale Bond, and Mrs. Katherine Wright, all of Jacksonville; one brother, Nick Seaver of Chicago Heights and several grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be held in California.  Arrangements are incomplete."

The source citation is:

"James Seaver, Former Local Resident, DiesThe Jacksonville [Ill.] Daily Journal newspaper, Friday, 4 August 1967, page 24, column 3, James J. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 5 September 2022).

This obituary identifies his age, residence, death date and place, and children's  and sibling's names, but no spouse, occupation and church association information.

James Joseph Seaver was born 30 November 1900 in Morgan County, Illinois.  He married (1) Leila N. Green (1905-1995) on 18 November 1921 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.  James Seaver died 2 August 1967 in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California.  He and Leila had four children:

*  Mary Rosalea Seaver (1922-2012), married William Arlington Hoffman (1920-1969).
*  James Andrew Seaver (1924-2009), married (1) Julia Vivian Murphy (1915-1986); (2) 1986 Thelma Muriel (1919-2007).
*  Patricia Jane Seaver (1925-1999), married (1) John R. Harmon (1919-2009).; (2) Mr. French.
*  William Joseph Seaver (1930-2007), married 1948 Dorothy Marie Minor (1928-2007).

James Joseph Seaver married (2) Helen Heiman (1916-1994).

I am not related to James Joseph Seaver (1900-1967) as far as I know.  He is descended from Thomas Joseph Seaver (1811-1893), born in Ireland.  
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 dies in a far way place.  I am glad that I can honor James Joseph 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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