Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Violet Seaver Died in 1975 in El Paso, Texas

 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 El Paso [Texas] Times newspaper dated 25 July 1975, page 39:

The transcription of the article is:


"Mrs. Violet Seaver, 4612 Clifton Avenue passed away Tuesday in a local hospital.  She was 86 years of age.  She was born in Cheltenham, England, in 1888 and lived in England until 1920.  She married Joseph Abbott Seaver, a Metallurgical Chemist in 1919.  A year later, they moved to Mexico, where they lived for 34 years, traveling throughout the country in connection with the mining industry.  The Seavers moved to El Paso in 1955 to retire.

"Mrs. Seaver was active as a Member of St. Clements Episcopal Church, the Easter Guild, Daughters of the British Empire, and was an Honorary Member of the Providence Hospital Women's Auxiliary.  She was also a Member of the Seaman's Church Institute of New York City, New York.

"Survivors:  Husband Joseph Abbott Seaver, El Paso; Son, Jonathan Williams, Republic of Singapore; Daughters, Mrs. Lloyd R. ugh Jr., San Diego, California, Mrs. Thompson Reynolds, Midland, Texas; Brother, The Reverent George F. Seaver, Dunigal, Ireland; 6 grandchildren; 2 Great-Grandchildren.  

"Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a Favorite Charity.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Rev. H. Eugene Myrick officiating.  Cremation.  Pallbearers will be Ltc. Lloyd R. Pugh, Jr., Thompson Reynolds, John R. Pugh and Richard S. Reynolds.  Arrangements by Harding-Orr & McDaniel Montana Avenue.
320 Montana Avenue   533-1646"

The source citation is:

"Seaver" El Paso [Texas] Times newspaper, Friday, 25 July 1975, page 39, column 1, Mrs. Violet Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 25 September 2023).

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

Mary Violet Seaver (1888-1975) was born 6 December 1888 in Cheltenham, England, the daughter of Rev. William and Sarah (Parsonage) Seaver.  She died 22 July 1975 in El Paso, Texas.  She married Joseph Abbott Seaver (1889-1977) on 8 June 1920 in Pachuco de Soto, Hidalgo, Mexico.  He was the son of Jonathan Charles Billing Pockrich and Mary "Minnie" (Abbott) Seaver.  They had three children:

*  Rosemary Josephine Seaver (1920-2016), married 1944 Lloyd Randolph Pugh, Jr.
*  Jonathan William Whitchurch Seaver (1923-2006), married Isabella Mabel Brow Glenn (1923-2004).
*  Heather Irene Seaver (1925-1998), married Thompson Reynolds (1924-2001).

I am not related to either Joseph Abbott or Mary Violet (Seaver) Seaver, who both have Irish ancestry.  This is one of the most interesting Seaver families in my Seaver family research.  

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 fascinating life history living in several countries.  I am glad that I can honor Mary Violet (Seaver) 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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