Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Dr. Harrison M. Seaver Dies in North Carolina in 1970

 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 Times-Argus [Barre-Montpelier, Vt.] newspaper dated 19 February 1970, page 2:

The transcription of the article is:

"Dr. Seaver

"Dr. Harrison M. Seaver, 63, of Ashville, N.C., a native of Williamstown, and an optometrist, died Saturday, Feb. 7, in an Ashville, N.C. hospital.

"Dr. Harrison is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ora (Little) Seaver; a son, Sgt. John M. Seaver, and two sisters, Mrs. A.G. Franceschi of Burlington, now living in Georgia, and Mrs. Lou Simons of Lexington, Va., formerly of Williamstown.

"Services for Dr. Seaver were held Feb. 9 at the Chapel of the Grace Funeral Home in Ashville.  Burial will be in the Green Hill Cemetery in Ashville."

The source citation is:

"Dr. Seaver,The Times-Argus [Barre-Montpelier, Vt.] newspaper, Thursday, 19 February 1970, page 2, column 5, Dr. Harrison M. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 13 February 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, age, residence, date and place of death,  names of his wife, son and sisters, and his occupation, but little association information.  

Harrison Mead Seaver (1906-1970) was born 4 May 1906 in Williamstown, Vermont, the son of Lewis Mead and Mary Musette (Hollabaugh) Seaver.  He died 7 February 1970 in Asheville, North Carolina.  He married Ora Vera Agnes Little (1906-1994) on 10 January 1927 in Williamstown.  They had one child:

*  John Mead "Jack" Seaver (1948-2018), married 1948 Brenda Diann Sams.

Harrison Mead Seaver is my 7th 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 a rather sparse obituary. I am glad that I can honor Harrison Mead 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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