Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Stafford "Red" Seaver Dies in 1974 in Lawrenceburg, 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 Cincinnati [Ohio] Post newspaper dated 22 July 1974, page 3:

The transcription of the article is:

"Stafford Seaver

"AURORA:  Services for Stafford "Red" Seaver, 54, of RFD 1, who was pronounced dead at Dearborn County Hospital Sunday, will be at 2 p.m.  Wednesday at Rullman Funeral Home here.  Visitation is from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

"Seaver was a member of Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion in Aurora.

"He leaves his wife, Betty; a daughter, Sheri, at home; a step-son. Richard Smith of Lawrenceburg; his mother, Mrs. Mamie Morris of Aurora; a sister Mrs. Wanda Pindell of Moores Hill; two brothers, Bob of Mack, Ohio, and Mathew of Boston, and two granddaughters.

"There will be military graveside services at Riverview Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"Stafford Seaver,The Cincinnati [Ohio] Post newspaper, Monday, 22 July 1974, page 3, column 1, Stafford Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 August 2023).

This obituary identifies his death date and place, his wife, mother, daughter and sibling names, and some associations, but nothing about his education, occupation, military service, or other associations.

Stafford Melvin "Red" Seaver (1920-1974) was born 1 July 1920 in York, Indiana, the son of John Lemuel and Mamie (Romans) Seaver.  He died 21 July 1974 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  Stafford  married (1) Ethel Mae Prather (1920-2000) on 26 May 1943 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana; they had no children.  He married (2) Betty Jean Smith (1924-2011) on 2 September 1950 in Switzerland County, Indiana.  They had one child:

*  Sheri Ann Seaver (1960-2021), married 1977 David W. Sams (1959-????).

I am not related to Stafford Melvin Seaver (1920-1974).  He is descended from Johannes Wilbert and Catherine (Peck) Siebert of Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri.

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 dies relatively young.  I am glad that I can honor Stafford Melvin "Red" 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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