Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Roy J. Seaver Dies in 1971 in North Carolina.

 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 Macon [Ga.] Telegraph newspaper dated 6 November 1971, page 14:

The transcription of the article is:


"Roy J. Seaver, 84, of Franklin, N.C., died Thursday.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary with burial in Jordan Chapel Cemetery in Peach County with Masonic rites.

"Survivors include his widow, the former Clyde Hardison; a son, Max Seaver of Miami, Fla.,; and a daughter.

"The family is at the residence of Rene Hardison, 3944 Meadowbrook Drive."

The source citation is:

"Roy J. Seaver,The Macon [Ga.] Telegraph newspaper, Saturday, 6 November 1971, page 14, column 1, Roy J. Seaver obituary; Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 6 March 2023).

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

Roy James Seaver (1887-1971) was born 31 August 1887 in Wises Landing, Kentucky, the son of George Washington and Rosala Frances (Foster) Seaver.  He died 4 November 1971 in Waynesboro, North Carolina.  He married (1) Hettie Florence Warman (1889-1957) on 30 August 1909 in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  They had three children:

*  Bercell Warman Seaver (1910-1959), married (1) 1942 Dorothy May Cully (1910-1989); (2) 1955  Elizabeth Kupfersberger (1915-????).
*  Maxwell Foster Seaver (1914-1977), married 1947 Nadine Sauls (1918-1973)
*  Wildene Reid Seaver (1918-2003), married (1) 1930 Harold Leroy Trimble (1914-2006); (2) 1947 Attilio F. Cicerelli (????-????).

Roy James Seaver married (2) Susie Clyde Hardiman (1904-1989) on 12 October 1946 in Highlands, Florida.  They had no children.

I am not related to Roy James Seaver to my knowledge.  He is a descendant of Daniel and Julia (Holcomb) Seaver of New York.  Daniel may be a descendant of Robert Seaver of Roxbury Massachusetts, but I have not found the link to Daniel's Seaver ancestry yet. 

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 limited obituary. I am glad that I can honor Roy James 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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