Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Seavers in the News -- James B. Seaver Dies in 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri

 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 Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper dated 24 February 1970, page 16:

The transcription of the article is:

"James B. Seaver

"James B. Seaver, 63, of 6341 College, died today at St. Joseph hospital.  He was born in Highland, Kas., and had lived here 25 years.  He was a retired route salesman for Country Club Dairy.  He was a member of the American Legion pot No. 340.  He was a member of Swope Park Methodist church.  He leaves his wife Mrs. Edith Seaver of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Jo Dick, Fremont, Calif., and Mrs. Judith Flournoy, 3916 Bryant drive, Independence; a brother, Herrick Seaver, Des Moines, and five grandchildren.  Services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Newcomer chapel, Brush Creek and the Paseo; urial in Floral Hills cemetery.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock Wednesday night at the chapel."

The source citation is:

"James B. Seaver,Kansas City [Mo.] Star newspaper, Tuesday, 24 February 1970, page 16, column 2, James B. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 January 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, residence, age, birthplace, date of death, occupation, associations,  names of his wife, children, and surviving brother.

James Beverly Seaver (1906-1970)  was born 3 November 1906 in Highland, Kansas, the son of Joseph Manley and Frances Ann (Horrabin) Seaver.  He died 24 February 1970 in Kansas City, Missouri.  He married Jennie Edith White (1904-1983) on 7 July 1930 in Chicago, Illinois.  They had three children:

*  Nancy Jo Seaver (1932-2019), married (1) 1953 Haddon Elwood Francis (1930-2002); (2) 1958 J. Richard Dick (1932-2021).
*  Judith Seaver (1939-????), married 1962 James Neil Flournoy (1938-????).
*  Stephen James Seaver (1942-1961).

Orville Dudley Seaver is my 5th cousin three times removed, with common Seaver ancestors of 7th great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754).

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 detailed obituary. I am glad that I can honor James Beverly 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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