Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Seavers in the News -- 1968 Obituary of Allen R. Seaver of Verona, 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 23 December 1968, page 27:

The transcription of the article is:


"VERONA -- Allen R. Seaver, 81, died Sunday in a Penobscot nursing home.

"He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 4, 1887, the son of Herbert and Minnie (Roby) Seaver.

"He was a member of the Castine Grange and retired 15 years ago from the Bird and Son Manufacturing Co. in Walpole, Mass.

"Surviving are his widow, Madelyn (Peterson) Seaver of Verona; one son, Richard of Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Charles Locke of East Walpole; several nieces and nephews.

"Funeral services will be at the Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Bucksport, Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Charles T. Brown officiating.

"Friends may call Monday afternoon and evening at the funeral home."

The source citation is:

"Allen Seaver,The Bangor [Me.] Daily News, Tuesday, 23 December 1968, page 27, column 7, Nora C. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 November 2022).

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

Allen Roby Seaver was born 14 December 1887 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the son of of Herbert Munroe and Minnie (W. (Robey) Seaver.  He died 4 December 1968 in Thomaston, Maine.  He married (1)  Edith Lillian Graves (1882-1917) on 25 November 1909 in Methen, Massachusetts.  They had on child:

*  Richard Harrison Seaver (1912-1996).

Allen married (2) Berdina F. Lewis (1884-1948) in about 1920 in Massachusetts.  They had no children.

He married (3) Madelyn S. Peterson (1904-1981) on 12 April 1951 in Trenton, Maine.  They had no children.

Allen Roby Seaver (1887-1968) is my eighth cousin twice 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 an obituary with just the facts.  I am glad that I can honor Allen Roby 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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