Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — Tell Us About a Favorite Aunt or Uncle

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Night time once more – 

time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!

Right here is your task in the event you select to play alongside (cue the Mission Unattainable music):

1)  Most individuals have aunts and uncles of their life, the siblings of their dad and mom, and in some instances, great-aunts or uncles, the siblings of their grandparents.  Who’re/had been our favourite aunts and/or uncles?

2)  Inform us in your individual weblog submit, in a remark to this weblog submit, or on Fb.  You’ll want to depart a remark with a hyperlink to your weblog submit on this submit.

Here is mine:

My mom had no siblings, and my maternal grandparents had no siblings, so that is all concerning the Seaver facet of my household tree.

My father, Fred Seaver, had 5 siblings who lived to maturity, and I met every of them no less than as soon as.  His youthful brother, Ed, was a full of life and enjoyable man who was the lifetime of the celebration and liked to speak about household.  He and Janet visited San Diego within the 1968-1980 time-frame and it was a lot enjoyable to see and listen to Fred and Ed kibitz and child one another.  Then my father died.  We visited Ed and Janet in Leominster, Massachusetts in the summertime of 1982 and had a beautiful time seeing aunts, uncles and cousins.  Ed sat down with me for 2 hours and talked about his life, the Massachusetts Seaver households, and his philosophy of life.  I captured it on audio tape and have transcribed it.  My brother Scott and I went to Ed and Janet’s fiftieth wedding ceremony anniversary celebration in Leominster in 1990, and revisited a lot of our kinfolk. Ed lived till 2004, spending the final 20 years in Solar Lakes, Arizona in a retirement group, and we visited there sometimes.  Ed was my solely uncle, however he was my favourite uncle!

Fred’s youngest sister was Geraldine Seaver whom I visited twice within the Sixties on enterprise journeys, and after she married in 1970 she and Jim got here to San Diego a number of instances to see my dad and mom and us.  Gerry and Jim moved to Florida after which to Maine and died in 2007.  On the 1982 journey to New England, we visited Gerry and Jim on Lake Cobbosseccontee in Maine at their summer season cabin, and our ladies (ages 8 and 5) had a beautiful time climbing within the woods, fishing within the lake, swimming, and far more.  Gerry was a music instructor, and had lived together with her mom till she died in 1962.  Because the “maiden aunt” earlier than her marriage, she knew every little thing there was to learn about our Seaver household, together with all 11 of her nieces and nephews and their households, and likewise the Richmond household, her maternal grandparents.  After the 1990 anniversary celebration for Ed and Janet, Gerry made 4 audio tapes for me describing her life, the lives of her members of the family, and far more.  I’ve transcribed them however haven’t revealed them.  Gerry left her household images and {photograph} albums to me, and I’ve digitized a lot of the images and used a few of them in my Wordless Wednesday posts.  Geraldine (Seaver) Remley (1917-2007) was my favourite aunt!

Ed and Gerry inspired me and helped me with my family tree and household historical past analysis, and had been amazed and thrilled by what I used to be capable of finding out about our Pilgrim, colonial and Revolutionary Warfare ancestors.  

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