Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Seavers in the News -- Alexandrina T. Seaver Dies in 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts

 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 Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 22 January 1976, page 60:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER, Alexandrina T. (Wishart), pf Boston, Jan. 20, 1976.  Beloved wife of the late William H. Seaver, mother of William F. Seaver of West Roxbury.  Also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.  Private graveside services will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, 1976.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Brookline Ave."

The source citation is:

"Seaver, Alexandrina T. (Wishart)" The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Thursday, 22 January 1976, page 60, column 8, Alexandrina T. (Wishart) Seaver death notice,   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 4 December 2023).

This obituary provides only the name, death date, death place, late husband's name, son's name, number of descendants, services and donations.

Alexandrina T. Wishart (1881-1976) was born 15 January 1881 in South Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.  She died 20 January 1976 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts at age 95.  She married William Harrison Seaver (1873-1949) in 1922 in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  They had one child:

*  William Freeman Seaver (1923-2021), married 1948 Emilie Sophia Tradd (1923-2011).

I am a 4th cousin three times removed to William Harrison Seaver (1873-1949).  Our common Seaver ancestor is my 6th great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1702-1752).

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 only a sparse death notice.  I am glad that I can honor Alexandrina T. (Wishart) 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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