Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Seavers in the News -- George F. Seaver (1890-2975) Dies in St. Louis, Missouri in 1975

  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 St. Louis [Mo.] Post-Dispatch newspaper dated 2 September 1975, page 51:

The transcription of the article is:


"SEAVER, GEORGE F. SR., Sun. Aug. 31, 1975, dear husband of the late Mary McCord Seaver, dear father of Marjorie Burns, Rock Island, Ill., Mary Louise Seaver, Kirkwood, and George F. Seaver, Jr., Hoffman Estates, Ill., dear father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother-in-law, and uncle.

"Funeral from the BOPP CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Wed., 9:30 a.m.  Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mr. Seaver was a 50-year member of Good Hope Lodge No. 218 A.F. &AM and a member of Scottish Rite and Moolah Temple.  Masonic service Tues. 8 p.m. Visitation 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Tues."

The source citation is:

"Seaver,St. Louis [Mo.] Post-Dispatch newspaper, Tuesday, 2 September 1975, page 51, column 9, George F. Seaver Jr. obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 21 August 2023).

This obituary identifies his age, his death date, his wife's name, his children's names and residences, and his Masonic connections, but nothing about his birth date and place, parents names, education, occupation, and other associations.

George Franklin Seaver (1890-1975) was born 25 August 1890 in Clark County, Missouri, the son of John A. and Frances Louise (Phillips) Seaver.  He died 31 August 1975 in St. Louis.  George married Mary Mathila McCord (1889-1968) before 1914, probably in St. Louis.  They had three children:

*  Marjorie Jane Seaver (1914-1993), married Henry V. Burns (1911-1988).
*  Mary Louise Seaver (1922-????)
*  George Franklin Seaver (1929-????), married 1952 Phyllis Ann White (1931-1999) in Kansas City, Missouri.

I am not related to George Franklin Seaver (1890-1975).  He is descended from Henry and Elizabeth (--?--) Seaver of Germany and Virginia.  

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 rather sparse obituary.  I am glad that I can honor George Franklin 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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