Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Seavers in the News -- Death Notice of Clayton F. Seaver (1927-1978) of Holbrook, 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 Monday, 17 April 1978, page 36, Column 7:

The transcription of the article is:

"SEAVER -- In Holbrook, formerly of Dorchester, April 16, Clayton F., devoted husband of Marilyn (Smith) Seaver, of 46 Roseway, loving father of Clayton F. Seaver, Jr. of Dorchester, Edward McNeil and Robert McNeil and Wayne McNeil of Holbrook, Brye McNeil USAF, Geraldine Ragusa of Brockton, Patricia MacQueen of South Boston, Tammy McNeil of Holbrook.  Loving son of Mary (Amirault) Seaver of Dorchester, brother of Donald of Fla., Warren and Robert of Quincy, Allan, Paul and Carlton of Dorchester, Pauline Cox of Conn., Joan Delashaw of Sharon, Madeline Glennon of Fla.  Also survived by 8 grandchildren.  Reposing at the Cartwright Funeral Home, 69 South Franklin St., HOLBROOK.  Funeral Tuesday at 9:14, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends respectfully invited to attend.  Calling hours Monday 7-9 p.m."

The source citation is:

"Seaver," The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Monday, 17 April 1978, page 36, column 7, Clayton F. Seaver death notice, imaged,  Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 22 April 2024).

This obituary provides the decedent's name, residence, death day and place, wife's name, children names, mother's name, siblings names, and services, but not his age, birth date or place, marriage information, work history or associations. 

Clayton Frederick Seaver (1927-1978) was born 7 April 1927 in Quincy, Massachusetts, the son of Allen Linwood and Mary Elizabeth (Amirault) Seaver.   He died 16 April 1978 in Holbrook, Massachusetts.  Clayton married (1) Winifred Emily Sutton (1923-1979) in April 1945 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England.  They had three children:

*  Geraldine Winfred Seaver (1945-2006), married Joseph T. Ragusa (1944-2008)
*  Clayton Frederick Seaver, Jr. (1946-2003), maried Delcie Vivian Taylor (1948-????).
*  Patricia J. Seaver (1946-1996), married (1) MacQueen, (2) 1996 Edward L. Geary.

Clayton Frederick Seaver married (2) Marilyn (Smith) McNeil (1936-????).  They had no children together.

Clayton Frederick Seaver (1927-1978) is probably related to me, but I don't have a known parent for his 2nd great-grandfather Joseph T. Seaver (1805-????) who married Betsey T. Davis in 1830 in Taunton, Massachusetts.

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's death notice names many relatives but has no usual obituary information.  I am glad that I can honor Clayton Frederick 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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