Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Charlotte B. Seaver Died in 1973 in Barberton, Ohio

 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 Akron [Ohio] Beacon-Journal newspaper dated 17 February 1973, page 30:


The transcription of the article is:

"Charlotte Seaver, Doylestown Native

"DOYLESTOWN -- Services for Mrs. Charlotte B. Seaver, 83, who became high school principal here at age 21, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Doylestown United Methodist Church.

"Mrs. Seaver, of 325 Church st., died Thursday in Barberton Senior citizens Hospital after a long illness.  She was a life resident of the Doylestown are.

"Mrs. Seaver graduated from Wooster High at 14 and from the College of Wooster at 18.  The next year she was teaching at Doylestown High and at 21 became principal.  She also wrote the school's alma mater.

"She was active in the United Methodist Church; directed the choir 30 years, was pianist and a Priscilla Circle member.

"She was active in the Red Cross 50 years, wrote and directed the Doylestown centennial and 125th anniversary ceremonies, founded the Barberton Art and Music Club, helped organize the the Doylestown Honor Society, was a past President of the Bookettes and a member of the Tuesday Musical Club, Eastern Star Lodge, Bridge Club and Mother's Club.

"Mrs. Seaver's husband, the late Burleigh E. Seaver, was mayor of Doylestown six years and served other community posts for more than 50 years.

"He died in 1966 after the couple celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary.

"She leaves her son, William, Fairfield, Conn.; daughter Mrs. Emilie Slate, Doylestown; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

"Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Monbarren funeral home.  Burial will be in Chestnut Hill cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Charlotte Seaver, Doylestown Native," The Akron [Ohio] Beacon-Journal newspaper, Saturday, 17 February 1973, page B16, column 1, Charlotte B. Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 22 May 2023).

This obituary identifies her married name, residence, age, names of her deceased husband, her living son and daughter, her work and association histories.  However, it doesn't provide her maiden name, her birth date, or her parents' names.  She lived a very full life, was educated and active in her community.

Charlotte May Cass-Baughman (1889-1973) was born 3 September 1889 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Levi Aldrich Cass and Emilie A. Baughman.  She died 15 February 1973 in Barberton, Ohio.  Charlotte married Burleigh Edwin Seaver (1887-1966) on 3 September 1913 in Wayne County, Ohio.  He was the son of John W. and Alvah Irene (Houtz) Seaver.  Burleigh and Charlotte had 3 children:

*  Emilie Lucile Seaver (1915-1988), married 1937 Ole Van Slate (1911-1985).
*  William Burleigh Seaver (1917-2018), married (1) 1941 Rebecca Jane Martin (1917-1987; (2) 1996 Earlyne Reuter (c1920-????).
*  Robert G. Seaver (1919-1964).

Burleigh Edwin Seaver (1887-1966) is not a Seaver cousin of mine.  He was a grandson of Christian and Lydia (Kissinger) Seaver of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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 active and interesting life and a fairly long obituary. I am glad that I can honor  Charlotte May (Cass-Boughman)  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.

Copyright (c) 2023, Randall J. Seaver

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