Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Seavers in the News -- James N. Seaver Dies in 1970 in Hammonton, New Jersey

 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 Philadelphia [Penn.] Inquirer newspaper dated 29 May 1970, page 30:

The transcription of the article is:

"JAMES N. SEAVER, a retired city of Philadelphia employee, died Wednesday in the William Kessler Memorial Hospital, Hammonton, N.J.  He lived at 401 Edgewood rd., Collings Lakes, N.J.  He formerly lived in Philadelphia, and was a member of City Employees District Council 33.  He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Fleming; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Smith and Mrs. Mary Pratt; a son, Joseph Seaver; two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Tarves and Mrs. Gertrude Scanlon; a brother, William Seaver, and 16 grandchildren."

The source citation is:

"James N. Seaver,The Philadelphia [Penn.] Inquirer newspaper, Friday, 29 May 1970, page 30, column 5, James N. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 30 January 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, residence, date and place of death,  names of his wife, children, siblings, and some occupation and association information.  There is no cause of death or interests.

James Nicholas Seaver (1900-1970) was born 4 July 1900 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of John L. and Catherine (Boland) Seaver.  He died 27 May 1970 in Hammonton, New Jersey.  He married Mary Margaret Roach (1909-1993) in 1931 in  Philadelphia.  They had three children together.  

*  Patricia Lee Seaver (1933-2014), married 1957 Marlin James Smith (1932-2012).
*  Mary Catherine Seaver (1934-1997), married Philip Pratt (a1932-????).
*  James Joseph Seaver (1943-????).

James Nicholas Seaver is not a Seaver relative of mine.  He is descended from John L. Seaver (1867-1928), born in Ireland.

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 rather sparse obituary. I am glad that I can honor James N. 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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