Friday, May 31, 2024

52 Relatives: Howard Edward Seaver (1893-1900) of Massachusetts

 I have posted over 500 genealogical sketches of  my ancestors back through the 7th great-grandparents and a number of close relatives - see the list in 52 Ancestors/Relatives Biographies.  

This "52 Relatives" theme is a weekly series to document the lives of siblings of my ancestors with relatively short genealogical sketches, including important events, and with source citations.  These relatives lived and died within a family structure, and deserve a genealogical sketch - they were integral parts and important persons in the lives of my ancestral families.  I will post the sketches on my Ancestry Member Tree and in the FamilySearch Family Tree. 


Howard Edward Seaver was born 6 July 1893 in Leominster, Worcester Count, Massachusetts, the third and last child of Frank Walton and Hattie Louisa (Hildreth) Seaver.[1,3]  The birth record indicates that Frank and Hattie Seaver were residents of Leominster. Frank W. Seaver was a Teamster born in Medfield, and Hattie L. was born in Northboro.

Howard E. Seaver died 10 April 1900 in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts of meningitis from disease of the middle ear.[2-3]  The death record indicates that he was male, single, aged 6 years, 8 months and 4 days, a resident of Leominster, born in Leominster, died in Leomnster, buried in Leominster, and a son of Frank W. (born in Medfield) and Hattie L. (Hildreth) Seaver (born in  Northboro).

The inscription of the gravestone of the Frank W. Seaver family in Evergreen Cemetery in Leominster, Massachusetts says:[3]

Frank W. Seaver

Hattie L. Seaver his wife

Howard E. Seaver


1. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1915," indexed database and digital images,  New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (, Births: Volume 432, Page 463, Howard Edward Seaver entry, 8 August 1893.

2. "Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1915," New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Ancestors, Deaths: Volume 506, Page 389, Howard E. Seaver entry, 10 April 1900.

3. Find A Grave, indexed database and digital image,  (, Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Mass., Howard E. Seaver (1893-1900) memorial #52207915.


Howard Edward Seaver (1893-1900) was my grand-uncle, the brother of my paternal grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942).  


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