Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Inez (Poor) Seaver Dies in 1971 in Williamstown, Vermont

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 3 February 1971, page 2:

The transcription of the article is:

"Mrs. Guy (Inez) Seaver

"WILLIAMSTOWN -- Mrs. Guy (Inez) Seaver, 77, died last night at her home after an illness of several weeks.

"She was born July 4, 1893 in Williamstown, daughter of Jesse and Kate (Martin) Poor.  She attended local schools.

"On Feb. 25, 1917, she was married to Guy Seaver.  They lived a short time at Northfield then returned to Williamstown, where they have resided since 1918.

"Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, Guy Raymond Seaver Jr. and Donald Seaver, both of Williamstown, and Allen Seaver, Winstead, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a cousin, Mrs. Cordelia Delary, Northfield; a nice and two nephews.

"Private funeral services will be held Friday at the Whitcomb Funeral Home, 102 Washington St., Barre.  There are no calling hours.

"Entombment will be in the Wilson Cemetery vault pending spring burial in the Williamstown Village Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Mrs. Guy (Inez) Seaver,The Times-Argus [Barre-Montpelier, Vt.] newspaper, Wednesday, 3 February 1971, page 2, column 6, Inez (Poor) Seaver, Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 March 2023).

This obituary identifies her name, residence, date and place of birth and death, marriage date and place, her parents names, names of her husband, and three children and two siblings, with little education and association information.  

Inez Belle Poor (1893-1971) was born 3 June 1893 in Williamstown, Vermont, the daughter of Jesse and Kate (Martin) Poor.  She died 3 February 1971 in Williamstown.  Inez married Guy Raymond Seaver (1893-1981), the son of Forrest Clinton and Eva Estella (Metcalf) Seaver, on 25 February 1917 in Northfield, Vermont.  They had four children:

*  Guy Raymond Seaver (1918-2002), married 1945 Bernadette Rita Duranleau (1923-2000).
*  Allen Wendell Seaver (1919-1992), married 1946, Constance M. Doyle (1924-2011).
*  Jesse Morton Seaver (1923-1933).
*  Donald Barton Seaver (1925-2022), married 1954 Bernice Lee Chambers (1936-????).

I am an 8th cousin twice removed to her husband, Guy Raymond Seaver.  Our common Seaver ancestor is 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 fairly complete obituary. I am glad that I can honor Inez Belle (Poor) 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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