Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Seavers in the News -- James E. Seaver (Age 20) Dies in 1970 in 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 Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper dated 21 June 1970, page 52:

The transcription of the article is:


"James E., age 20 years, of 7745 Brownwood av., Canal Fulton, formerly of 2262 Maryland v., passed away Friday, a.m.  Survived by wife Tina; step-daughter Tina Marie Rambacker, both of Canal Fulton, mother Mrs. Harriet M. Seaver, one sister Miss Nancy Seaver, grandparents Benjamin Simon and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Watkins, all of Akron.  Great-grandmother Mrs. Marie Yost, Wadsworth.  Funeral services will be held at the Prentice & Co. Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore blvd., Tuesday 3 p.m., Rev. A.C. Zagray officiating.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper, Sunday, 21 June 1970, page 53, column 3, James E. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 23 January 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, residence, age, date of death, ,  names of his wife, child, sister, grandparents and great-grandmother.  There is no cause of death, occupation, interests or association information.

James E. Seaver (1949-1970) was born 27 November 1949 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Warren Edward and Harriet M. (Simon) Seaver.  He died 19 June 1970 in Akron, Ohio.  He married Tina --?-- (????-????) before 19 June 1970.  They had no children together.  

James E. Seaver is not a Seaver relative of mine.  He is descended from Henry and Elizabeth (--?--) Seaver, who came from Germany in the 1760s.

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 young and his obituary names a lot of relatives. I am glad that I can honor James E. 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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