Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Seavers in the News -- Obituary of Harold Seaver (1904-1978) of Paradise, 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 Paradise [Calif.] Post newspaper dated Friday, 28 April 1978, page 8, Column 5:

The transcription of the article is:

"Harold Seaver

"Harold Edward Seaver, 74, died April 20 at a local hospital.

"Born Jan. 22, 1904, in San Francisco, he worked as a supervisor of a ship yard in Alameda for 30 years.  

"He came to Paradise eight years ago from Contra Costa County and was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.

"He leaves his wife, Beatrice; two daughters, Patricia Sosso of Walnut Grove and Nadine Kinney of Eagle Rock, Alaska; and seven grandchildren.

"Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at St. Thomas More, followed by burial at Paradise Cemetery.

"Paradise Chapel of the Pines was in charge of arrangements.

The source citation is:

"Harodl Seaver," Paradise [Calif.] Post newspaper, Friday, 28 April 1978, page 8, column 5, Harold Seaver obituary, imaged,  Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 8 April 2024).

This obituary provides the name, birth date, age at death, death day and place, burial place, wife's name, children's names, work history, associations, services, but no parents names.

Harold Edward Seaver (1904-1978) was born 22 January 1904 in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Henry and Lillian Dora (Popp) Seaver.  He died 20 April 1978 in Paradise, California.  He married Beatrice Edith Smart (1908-1998) on 21 January 1929 in San Francisco, California.  They had two children:

*  Patricia Ann Seaver (1932-2022), married c1959 Henry Joseph Sosso (1929-2018).
*  Nadine Claire Seaver (1937-????), married 1956 Rodney Paul Kinney (1932-2000).

Harold Edward Seaver (1904-1978) is my 8th cousin twice removed, with the common Seaver ancestor being Robert Seaver (1608-1683) who settled in Roxbury, 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 obituary is relatively short and informative.  I am glad that I can honor Harold Edward 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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