Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Seavers in the News -- 1968 Obituary of Warren Seaver (1925-1968) of Akron, 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 The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper dated 22 October 1968, page 83:

The transcription of the article is:

"Warren Seaver

"Warren E. Seaver, 43, of 1853 Twelfth st. SW died Monday in General Hospital after a short illness.

*  Born in Carrollton, Ky., Mr. Seaver lived in Akron 42 years.  He was graduated from Kenmore High School, served in World War II, ad worked as a lather for Bridger Bros. Plasterers.

"He was a member of Goodyear Boating and Yachting Club.

"He leaves wife Harriet, daughter Nancy, son James and mother Freda Watkins, all of Akron, and brother Dale and sister Mrs. Mary Smith of Portage Lakes.

"Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Prentice Kenmore chapel, where friends may call from 2 of 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.  Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Warren Seaver,The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal, Tuesday, 22 October 1968, page 83, column 1, Warren Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 10 October 2022).

This obituary identifies his name, age, residence, implied death date and place, spouse's names, children's names, mother's name, an occupation, some work history, an organization, but no cause of death or church organization information.

Warren Edward Seaver (1925-1968) was born 21 April 1925 in Carrollton, Kentucky, the son of  Warren Edward and Freda M. (Brunner) Seaver.  He died 21 October 1968 in Akron, Ohio.  He married Harriet M. Simon (1925-2014) in about 1947, probably in Akron.  They had two children:

*  James Edward Seaver (1949-1970).
*  Nancy Marie Seaver (1955-????), married 1974 James Michael Rauckhorst (1955-????).

I am not related to Warren Edward Seaver (1925-1968).  His paternal 3rd great-grandfather was Henry Seaver (1743-1810), who was born in Germany.
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 life is cut short.  I am glad that I can honor Warren Edward 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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