Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Mrs. Ethel M. Seaver Dies in 1976 in Berlin, Vermont

 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 The Times-Argus [Barre, Vt.]  newspaper dated 2 July 1976, page 9:

The transcription of the article is:

"Mrs. Ethel M. Seaver

"NORTHFIELD -- Mrs. Ethel M. Seaver, 79, of 21 School St., died Thursday in Central Vermont Hospital, Berlin, where she had been admitted the day before.

"She was born in Blue Island, Ill., Oct. 11, 1896, daughter of Frederick and Jane (Neath) Warner.

On June 7, 1922, she was married in Northfield to Leon Seaver.  Her husband died in 1954.

"Mrs. Seaver was a past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge.

"She is survived by two sons, Ransel Seaver, Fort Myers, Fla., and Leslie Seaver, Northfield; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Ransel Warner, Dalton, Ill.; nieces and nephews.

"A funeral Mass will be celebrated Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Mary Church (Episcopal) with the Rev. Richard Pugliese officiating.

"Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

"Friends may call at the Kingston Funeral Home Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

"Memorial contributions may be made to the Northfield Memorial Park, in care of King Boyd, Northfield Falls."

The source citation is:

"Mrs. Ethel M. Seaver," The Times-Argus [Barre, Vt.] newspaper, Friday, 2 July 1976, page 9, column 1, Mrs. Ethel M. Seaver obituary,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 207November 2023).

This obituary provides the name, age, birth date and place, parents names, death date and place, spouse's name, marriage date and place, children's names, a social associations funeral and burial information..  It does not provide the cause of death.

Ethel Mary Warner (1896-1976) was born 11 October 1896 in Blue Island, Illinois, the daughter of  Frederick and Jane (Neath) Warner.  She died 1 July 1976 in Berlin, Vermont.  She married Leon Clayton Seaver (1897-1954) on 7 June 1922 in Northfield, Vermont.  They had two children:

*  Ransil Leon Seaver (1924-2009), married 1946 Imogene P. Stoner (1925-????).
*  Leslie Gordon Seaver (1927-2012), married 1954 Patricia Pauline Rogers (1930-2020).

I am an 8th cousin two times removed to Leon Clayton Seaver (1897-1954).  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 9th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).

There are over 10,000 Seaver "stories" in my family tree - and this is one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person has an obituary that is fairly complete.  I am glad that I can honor Ethel Mary (Warner) 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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