Seavers in the News — Charles H. Seaver (1880-1964) Dies in Poughkeepsie, New York

 Right here is that this week’s version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly function from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which might be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Poughkeepsie [N.Y.] Journal newspaper dated 23 March 1964, web page 18:

The transcription of the article is:

Charles Seaver, 84, Former Ebook Editor  

” Charles H. Seaver, 84, a churchman and editor, died right here on Saturday.  

“Mr. Seaver had been head of the textbook division of the Macmillan Firm and e-book editor for the Nationwide Affiliation of Producers. He was a constitution member of the division of church and financial lifetime of the Nationwide Council of Church buildings and a everlasting member of its coverage committee. 

“Between 1952 and 1960 Mr. Seaver served as consulting editor for a council sequence on ethics and the economics of society.  

“A life-long member of the Congregational Christian Church buildings, he served their Council for Societal Motion as a member of the worldwide relations committee from 1944 to 1954. 

“Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Kelley Seaver; two daughters, Mrs. William R. Perdue of Sands Level, L.I., and Mrs. James E. Russell of Washington, and 5 grandchildren.”

The supply quotation is:

Charles Seaver, 84, Former Ebook Editor,” Poughkeepsie [N.Y.] Journal newspaper, Monday, 23 March 1964, web page 18, column 5, Charles Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 25 Might 2022).

This obituary identifies his demise date and place, residing relations, occupation and accomplishments, and church affiliation.

Charles Hill Seaver (1880-1964) was born 21 November 1880 in Wyoming, New York, the son of DeWitt Clinton and Catherine M. (Hill) Seaver.  He died 21 March 1964 in Poughkeepsie, New York.  He married to Grace Cushing Kelley (1890-1970) on 9 July 1914 in Wyoming, New York, and so they had three kids:
*  Robert Alden Seaver (1915-1922).
*  Ruth Loraine Seaver (1917-1990), married 1947 William Roscoe Purdue (1913-1998).
*  Jane Seaver (1920-1969), married 1942 James Earl Russell (1916-1975).
Charles Hill  Seaver (1880-1964) is a 4th cousin 4 occasions eliminated of mine.  Our most up-to-date widespread Seaver ancestor is my seventh great-grandfather Joseph Seaver (1672-1754).

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one among them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally an individual contributes to his occupation and church in good methods  I’m glad that I can honor Charles Hill Seaver in the present day.  

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