Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Seavers in the News -- William B. Seaver Dies in 1972 in St. Petersburg, Florida

 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 Tampa Bay [Fla.] Times newspaper dated 8 January 1972, page 20:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- William B., 73, of 1236 55th Ave. N. died at a local hospital Thursday, January 6, 1972.  He was born in Kissimmee, Fla. and came here 10 years ago from Orlando.  Mr. Seaver was a retired pastry chef and a member of the Episcopal Church.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred A. Seaver of St. Petersburg; 3 sons, Judge William H. Seaver of Dade City, Fla., Mr. James Seaver of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Mr. Tommy Seaver of Orlando, Fla.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Henry of Melbourne, Fla., Mrs. Sally Styronovjski of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Cora Dean, of Kissimmee, Fla., and 9 grandchildren; 2 stepsons, Mr. Kenneth McGown of Little Ferry, N.J., and Mr. Donald McGown of Mahopac, N.Y. and 7 step grandchildren.  Services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 1972 at the Alan R. McLeod Funeral Home, 1915 62nd Ave. N. at 2 pm with Fr. Herbert E. Beck officiating.  Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel Monday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,Tampa Bay [Fla.] Times newspaper, Saturday, 8 January 1972, page 20, column 3, William B. Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 24 April 2023).

This obituary identifies his name, residence, age, date and place of death, names of his wife, children, sibling and step-grandchildren, occupation, and church affiliation, but no education, military or other information.  

William Bert Seaver (1898-1972) was born 14 January 1898 in Kissimmee, Florida, the son of Robert Lewis and Dora Ann (Padgett) Seaver.  He died 6 January 1972 in St. Petersburg, Florida.  William married (1) Grace Helen Nicholson (1896-1987) on 17 April 1922 in Orlando, Florida.  They had five children:

*  William Henry Seaver (1923-2020), married (1) 1947 Joyce Inez Raborn (1922-????); (2) 1961 Naomi Kirkland (1915-2002). 
*  Evelyn Marie Seaver (1925-????), married 1952 Lyle Richard Henry (1927-2014).
*  James Donald Seaver (1930-????), married c1958 Betty Mignonne Skelton (1934-????).
*  Robert Nicholson "Tommy" Seaver (1932-2000), married 1975 Elizabeth Mary Novak (1936-????).
*  Roberta N. Seaver (1934-????), married c1962 Myron Styranovski (1933-2010).

He married (2) Mildred Alice (Burr) McGown (1897-1986).

William Bert Seaver (1893-1972) is not a cousin of mine.  He descends from John and Ann (White) Sever of Georgia.

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 an obituary with living relatives listed. I am glad that I can honor William Bert 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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