Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Seavers in the News -- 1972 Obituary of Love A. Seaver of Redding, 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 Record Searchlight [Redding, Calif.] newspaper dated 3 May 1972, page 29:

The transcription of the article is:

"Love A. Seaver

"Love A. Seaver of Redding died Monday at Mercy Hospital.  She was 48.

"She had been hospitalized for a week.

"She was born Dec. 7, 1923, in California, and had lived in Shasta County less than a year.

"She was a former telephone operator in Norwalk and was a homemaker.

"She was a member of the Norwalk Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"She leaves a daughter, Robin Lee Seaver of Redding, and a brother, William Wilkinson of Redding.

"Funeral services will be held Friday at the Chapel of Memories mortuary in Norwalk, with interment to follow at Little Lake Cemetery.  Lawncrest Funeral Services is in charge of local arrangements."

The source citation is:

"Love A. Seaver," Record Searchlight [ Redding, Calif.]  newspaper, Wednesday, 3 May 1972, page 29, column 7, Love A. Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 1 May 2023).

This obituary identifies her married name, residence, age, date of birth, date and place of death, names of her daughter and brother, occupation, church affiliation, burial location, but no education,  or other information.  

Love Anna Salsbury (1923-1972) was born 7 December 1923 in Long Beach, California, the daughter of Thomas Lionel and Anna Sorina (Somborger) Salsbury.  She died 1 May 1972 in Redding, California.  She married Roy Alfred Seaver (1914-1969), the son of Leroy Horatio Glenn and Clara Mae (Goalby) Seaver,  on 5 February 1947 in Bakersfield, California.  They had two children:

*  Terri Lyn Seaver (1950-1970),
*  Robin Lee Seaver (1954-????).

Love Anna (Salsbury) Seaver's Find A Grave memorial says:

"Biological Father was Thomas Lionel Salsbury, her mother Anna Sorina Sornborger, remarried to Johnnie Ace Wilkinson, Love Anna took that name as her own at the time of the marriage when she was 12 years old as it was easier, however, she was never adopted by him.

Roy Alfred Seaver (1914-1969) is an 8th cousin twice removed to me.  Our common Seaver ancestor is 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 an obituary with only a few living relatives listed. I am glad that I can honor Love Anna (Salsbury)  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.


Disclosure:  I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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