Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Seavers in the News -- Obituary of Kenneth E. Seaver (1924-1978) of Akron, Ohio

  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 Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper dated Sunday, 9 July 1978, page 48, Column 1:

The transcription of the article is:

"Kenneth E. Seaver

"Kenneth E. Seaver, 53, of 1040 Chinook av., died Friday p.m.

"Mr. Seaver was born in Akron, O., was a life resident of Akron, and a retired roofer.  He was a veteran of World War II, U.S. Navy, a member Akron Lodge No. 83, F&AM, Akron Consistory, 32nd Degree Mason, Tadmor Temple, and the Directors Staff of Tadmor Temple. 

He is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Collins, of Akron; sons Joseph E., Cuyahoga Falls, O., David O. of Akron; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Seaver, of Akron; brother Richard H., of Tallmadge, O.; 4 grandchildren.

"Funeral services will be held at the Prentice Funeral Home, 1154 Kenmore blvd., Tuesday, 1 p.m., Dr. Harry D. Rose officiating.  Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, where Akron Lodge No. 83, F&AM will conduct services Monday, 7:30 p.m.  In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be given to the Tadmore Temple Building Fund, Crebs rd., Akron, O. (Prentice, 753-7721.)"

The source citation is:

"Kenneth E. Seaver," The Akron [Ohio] Beacon Journal newspaper, Sunday, 9 July 1978, page 48, column 1, Kenneth E.  Seaver obituary, imaged,  Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 15 April 2024).

This obituary provides the name, birth place, age at death, death day and place, burial place, parents' names, wife's name, childrens' names, work history, associations, services.

Kenneth Eugene Seaver (1924-1978) was born 26 October 1924 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Earl Franklin and Augusta Wilhelmina (Kramer) Seaver.  Kenneth died 7 July 1978 in Akron, Ohio.  He married Helen Zofchak (1925-????) on 13 May 1944 in Norfolk, virginia.  They had three children.

*  Shirley Ann Seaver (1947-????), married 1970 Edward Maurice Collins (1949-????)
*  Joseph Earl Seaver (1949-????), married 1966 Shirley Ann Adkins (1947-????).
*  David O. Seaver (1958-????), married diana L. (1946-????).

Kenneth Eugene Seaver (1924-1978) is not related to me, to my knowledge, through a Seaver line.  He is descendaed from Christian and Lydia (Kissinger) Seaver who were from Pennsylvania.  

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.


Disclosure:  I have a paid subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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