Seavers in the News – Arthur T. Seaver Dies in 1956 in Kansas City, Missouri

It is time for an additional version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly function from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which are fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Kansas Metropolis [Mo.] Star newspaper dated 17 Could 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

He Was a Retired Wholesale Drug Consultant

“Arthur Twining Seaver, 8004 Ward parkway, died as we speak at St. Luke’s hospital.  Mr. Seaver was born in Jefferson, Wis., and had lived right here since 1919.

“He was a downtown consultant for McPike, Inc., a wholesale drug provide home, earlier than he retired in 1947.  He additionally had been energetic within the drug enterprise in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

“Mr. Seaver was a Mason and a member of the All Saints Episcopal church.

“He leaves his spouse, Mrs. Rosaleen Seaver of the house, and two brothers, Burt Seaver of Hiawatha, Kas., and Sam R. Seaver of Omaha.”

The supply quotation is:

“Seaver,” The Kansas Metropolis [Mo.] Star newspaper, Thursday, 17 Could 1956, web page 2, column 6, Arthur T.  Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 30 September  2021).

This obituary gives the title, dwelling handle, demise date and place, partner’s title, sibling names, and details about his employment and associations.  I didn’t have details about his second spouse, who has a very fascinating life story.

Arthur Twining Seaver (1867-1956) was born 5 September 1867 in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and died 17 Could 1956 in Kansas Metropolis.  He was the son of Samuel Ross and Ellen Sophia (Twining) Seaver.  

He married (1) Bertha Elizabeth Honeywell (1872-1950) on 26 December 1900 in Parker County, Texas.  That they had no identified youngsters.

Arthur Twining Seaver married (2) Maude Rosaleen Greub (1888-1975) on 24 December 1950 in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.  That they had no identified youngsters.

I’m a fifth cousin 3 instances eliminated to Arthur Twining Seaver, with the frequent Seaver ancestor being seventh great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) of Framingham, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was considered one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally an individual has no youngsters. I’m glad that I can honor Arthur Twining Seaver as we speak.  

You by no means know when a descendant or relative will discover this weblog publish and study one thing about their ancestors or relations, or will present extra details about them to me.


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