Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Seavers in the News -- 1963 Death Notice of Sally Seaver (1928-1963) of San Rafael, California

 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 San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle newspaper dated Tuesday, 24 December 1963, page 17, Column 6:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- In San Rafael, Dec. 22, 1963, Sally Seaver, beloved mother of Michael Seaver Whitehead of San Rafael; devoted daughter of Mrs. Genevieve Seaver Anderson of Navato and the late Talcott W. Seaver; loving sister of Janet Seaver Elliott of Los Angeles.  A native of Berkeley, Calif.; aged 35 years.

"Friends are invited to attend the funeral Thursday, Dec. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the CHAPEL OF THE HILLS, 330 Redhill ave., San Anselmo.  Inurnment private."

The source citation is:

"SEAVER," San Francisco [Calif.] Chronicle newspaper, Tuesday, 24 December 1963, page 17, column 6, Sally Seaver death notice,   GenealogyBank   (https://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 26 February 2024).

This obituary provides the name, age, birth place, son's name, parents names, sister's name, death day, death place, services, but not birth date, cause of death, associations, education, or burial place.

Sally Seaver (1928-1963) was born 12 April 1928 in Berkeley, Alameda County, California, the daughter of Talcott Whittemore  and Genevieve K. (Webber) Seaver.  She died 22 December 1963 in San Rafael, Marin County, California.  She married (1) Morris Sexton Whitehead (1924-1993) on 22 December 1945 in Los Angeles, California.  They had one child:

*  Michael Seaver Whitehead (1946-????).

Sally married (2) Douglas John Delafountain (1924-2001) on 15 March 1958 in Marin County, California.  

I am an 8th cousin 2 times removed to Sally (Seaver) (Whitehead) Delafountain, with our common Seaver ancestor 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 dies fairly young.  I am glad that I can honor Sally (Seaver) (Whitehead) Delafountain 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 paid subscription to GenealogyBank and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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