Seavers in the News – Byron D. Seaver Dies in 1954 in Sacramento, California

  It is time for one more version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly characteristic from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which can be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Pomona [Calif.] Progress Bulletin newspaper dated 23 October 1954:

The transcription of the article is:

“Byron D. Seaver, Son of Pioneer Native Banker, Dies

“Byron D. Seaver, 69-year-old Los Angeles legal professional who was the son of a pioneer Pomona banker and land developer handed away in his sleep final Wednesday in Sacramento the place he had stopped in a single day whereas on a visit.  His stays will arrive in Pomona tonight for graveside providers in Pomona Cemetery Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Holder, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church Los Angeles, presiding.

“Altho Mr. Seaver had maintained a regulation observe in Los Angeles for the previous 30 years, he all the time maintained his authorized residence on the household residence at 143 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona,  Mr. Seaver was born July 10, 1885, in Claremont, the son of he late Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Seaver, who got here to Pomona in 1884.  His father, who was the primary president of he First Nationwide Financial institution of Pomona, handed away in 1927.  His hassle, who was one of many constitution members of Pomona Ebell Membership, handed away at 93 final January 3.

“Byron Seaver attended Pomona faculties and was graduated from Pomona School in 1908.  He additionally was graduated from Harvard Regulation College.

” He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary L. Seaver; a son, Richard Seaver of Los Angeles; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Wade of San Jose; Mrs. Barbara Gardner of Bakersfield, Miss Joan Seaver of New York Metropolis; a brother, Frank R. Seaver of Los Angeles; and three sisters, Mrs. Georgia Seaver Thomas and Miss Marguerite Seaver, each of Los Angeles; and Miss Nila Seaver of Pomona.  There are 9 grandchildren.  Todd Memorial Chapel is accountable for funeral preparations.”

The supply quotation is:

“Byron D. Seaver, Son of Pioneer Native Banker, Dies,” The Pomona Progress Bulletin newspaper, Saturday, 23 October 1954, web page 17, column 3, Byron D. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 29 July 2021).

This obituary offers the title, start date and place, demise date and place, mother and father names, partner’s title, siblings names and kids names, plus some details about occupation and associations.

Byron dick Seaver (1885-1954) was born 10 July 1885 in Pomona, California, the son of Carlton and Mary Estella (Samuels) Seaver.  He died 20 October 1954 in Sacramento, California.  He married 3 September 1921 Mary Louise Schmidt (1890-1974) on in Los Angeles, California.  That they had 4 youngsters:

*  Richard Carlton Seaver (1922-2007), married 1946 Sallie Suzanne Tiernan (1923-2004)
*  Mary Lee Seaver (1924-2011), married Jeptha Alan Wade (1922-2015).
*  Barbara Seaver (1925-1993), married 1950 John Howard Gardner (1923-2013).
*  Joan Seaver (1929-????), married 1960 John Tower McAllister (1909-1974).

I’m a 4th cousin 4 occasions eliminated to Byron dick Seaver  Our widespread Seaver ancestor is my seventh great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754) of Framingham, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in every of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically an individual is the son of a well-known individual. I’m glad that I can honor Byron Dick Seaver in the present day.  

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


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