Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Seavers in the News -- 1968 Obituary of Nora C. Seaver of Thomaston, Maine

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 Bangor [Me] Daily News newspaper dated 30 January 1968, page 22:

The transcription of the article is:


"THOMASTON -- Miss Nora Courtney Seaver, 68, of 10 Lawrence Ave., Thomaston, died Sunday at a local hospital following a long illness.

"She was born at Waynesbrough, N.C., Dec. 12 1899. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Weld Seaver, Jr.

"She had been a registered nurse and a member of the nurses guild, Knox County General Hospital Auxiliary, Shakespeare Society, St. John's Episcopal Church in Thomaston, Women of St. John's, Thomaston Garden Club ad Thomaston Rug Club.

"She is survived by a cousin, Professor H. Latimer Seaver of Boston, Mass.

"Funeral services will  be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in Thomaston with the Canon E. O. Kenyon of Rockland officiating.  Cremation will be in Gracelawn Cemetery., Auburn."

The source citation is:

"Nora C. Seaver,The Bangor [Me.] Daily News, Tuesday, 30 January 1968, page 22, column 2, Nora C. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 31 October 2022).

This obituary identifies her name, age, birth date and location, parent's names, implied death date and place, her work history, her church, and her association, but no cause of death information.

Nora Courtney Seaver was born 12 December 1899 in Waynesville, North Carolina, the daughter of Jacob Weld and  Blanche H. (Berry) Seaver.  She died 28 January 1968 in Thomaston, Maine.  She did not marry or have children.

Nora C. Seaver (1899-1968) is my seventh cousin three times removed.  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).
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 extensive associations.  I am glad that I can honor Nora C. 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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