Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Madeline Terry Lorenz Seaver Dies in 1972 in San Rafael, California

 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 San Francisco [Calif.] Examiner newspaper dated 15 October 1972, page 45:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER, Madeline Terry Lorenz --in San Rafael, October 13, 1972, Madeline Terry Lorenz Seaver, beloved wife of the late William G. Seaver, sister of James and Elton Lorenz; a native of Colville, Wash., aged 51 year; the daughter of Daisy Hard Lorenz; the Stevens County, Wash. Supt. of Schools for two terms; attended business college and worked in theatre groups in Hollywood; she then worked as Information Officer in the White House under Presidents Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower; she then returned to San Francisco and worked for American President Lines in an executive capacity for four years, where she met her husband; in 1957 she moved to Marinwood and worked at the Marin County Courthouse.

"At her request there will be no funeral services.  Arrangements by Russell & Gooch Funeral Chapter, Mill Valley."

The source citation is:

"Seaver, Madeline Terry Lorenz,The  San Francisco [Calif.] Examiner newspaper, Sunday, 15 October 1972, page 45, column 7, Madeline Terry Lorenz Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 3 April 2023).

This obituary identifies her name, residence, age date and place of death, names of her husband, her mother, her living siblings, and extensive education, occupation, and association information.  

Madeline Terry (Lorenz) Seaver (1921-1972) was born 1 February 1921 in Colville, Washington, the daughter of George C. and Daisy (Hard) Lorenz.  She died 13 October 1972 in Sa Rafael, California.  Madeline married William George Seaver (1913-1970) on 16 January 1957 in Reno, Nevada. They had no children.

I am related to William George Seaver (1913-1970) as a 9th cousin 1x removed, with a common Seaver ancestor of 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 very interesting life. I am glad that I can honor Madeline Terry (Lorenz) 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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