Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Seavers in the News -- 1975 Obituary of Mrs. Kathleen Seaver (1933-1975) of Dayton, 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 Journal Herald [Dayton, Ohio] newspaper dated 30 September 1975, page 28:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER Mrs. Kathleen, age 42, of 1360 E. Centerville Rd., passed away Sunday.  She was employed at First National Bank, a member of St. Leonard's Catholic Church.  Survivors include her husband, Edward; a daughter, Miss Deborah Seaver, of Atlanta, Ga.; 2 sons, Allen and Robert, both at home; mother, Mrs. Ruby Case, of Centerville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joyce Miller, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. Sharon Johnson, of Jeffersonville, Ind.  Mass of Christian Burial  p.m. Thursday from the St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Decatur, Ga.  Burial will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Tucker, Ga.  Schlientz & Moore in charge of services."

The source citation is:

"Mrs. Kathleen Seaver" The Journal Herald [Dayton, Ohio] newspaper, Tuesday, 30 September 1975, page 28, column 3, Kathleen Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 18 September 2023).

This obituary provides the name, age residence, occupation, church affiliation, names of her husband, children, mother and sisters, and funeral and burial information.  It does not provide birth date, parents, occupation, other associations, or cause of death.

Kathleen Stinnett (1932-1975) was born 10 October 1932 in Garrard County, Kentucky, the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Ruby Esther (Cochran) Stinnett.  She died 28 September 1975 in Dayton, Ohio.  She married Edward Joseph Seaver (1931-1997) before 1953 in Georgia.  They had four children:

*  Michael E. Seaver (1953-1974).
*  Alan Raymond Seaver (1954-2013), married 1983 Janice E. Garrison (1953-????).
*  Robert James Seaver (1956-2023), married 1974 Lauren B. Worner (c1957-????).
*  Deborah Seaver (c1958-????)

I am not related to Edward Joseph Seaver (1931-1997).  He is descended from John James Seaver (1882-1938) who was born in Canada.

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 relatively sparse obituary with not much personal information. I am glad that I can honor Kathleen (Stinnett) 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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