Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Seavers in the News -- John Stanley Seaver Dies in 1971 in Billings, Montana

 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 Billings [Mont.] Gazette newspaper dated 14 September 1971, page 9:

The transcription of the article is:

"J.S. Seaver

"LEWISTOWN -- John Stanley Seaver, 77, of Butte, died Friday at the Galen Hospital in Deer Lodge.

"He was born August 30, 1894, at Little Falls, Minn., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Seaver.  He attended school in Little Falls, and high schools in Whitehall, Glasgow and Lewistown.  He operated a trucking firm at the Cat Creek Oil Fields and ran a refinery at Roundup.  He married Alice Palmer Nov. 23, 1923, at Winnett.  They owned and operated a tobacco store in San Francisco, Calif., before moving to Butte.  His wife preceded him in death.

"Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Cloyd Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert D. Bohyer officiating.  Burial will be in Lewistown City Cemetery.

"Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Fred Bourke, Lewistown, and Mrs. Robert Kindschy, Olympia, Wash."

The source citation is:

"J. S. Seaver,The Billings [Mont.] Gazette newspaper, Tuesday, 14 September 1971, page 9, column 6, John Stanley Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 27 February 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, age, birth date and place, residence, spouse's name, marriage date and place, date and place of death,  names of his wife, and two sisters, with education and occupations information.  

John Stanley Donner Seaver (1894-1971) was born 30 August 1894 in Little Falls, Minnesota, the son of Andrew James and Mattie S. (McLean) Seaver.  He died 10 September 1971 in Billings, Montana.  He married Alice Marie Palmer (1907-1973) on 27 November 1924 in Winnett, Montana.  They had no children.

I am not related to John Stanley Seaver.  He is a descendent of Henry and Elizabeth (--?--) Seaver who settled in Virginia in about 1770. 

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 complete obituary. I am glad that I can honor John Stanley 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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