Seavers In The News — George R. Seaver Dies in 1952 in Arlington, Massachusetts

 It is time for an additional 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 Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper dated 8 March 1952:

The transcription of the article is:

George R. Seaver

“ARLINGTON, March 8 — George R. Seaver, 56, of 119 Roland street, for the previous eight years inspector of plumbing and fuel for the city of Arlington, died this morning after an extended sickness.

“He was born and educated in Medford, however lived in Arlington for the previous 25 years.  A veteran of World Warfare I, he belonged to the Arlington Lodge of Elks, and Arlington Submit A.L.

“He’s survived by his spouse, Mrs. Mary J. (Ahern) Seaver; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hayes, Brighton; Miss Florence and Miss Mary A. Seaver, each of Arlington; a son, George R. Seaver, Jr., of Arlington; and 4 brothers, John A. of Phoenix; Harold of Medford, William of Belmont, and Stanley Seaver of Everett.

“The funeral will happen Tuesday morning at 9 in St. James Church, Arlington Heights, the place a solemn excessive mass will probably be celebrated.  Burial will probably be in Mt. Nice Cemetery, Arlington.”

The supply quotation is:

“George R. Seaver,” The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Saturday, 8 March 1952, web page 3, column 2, George R. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 3 June 2021).

This obituary offers a reputation, an age, a dying date and place, the names of his spouse,  kids and siblings, plus a brief description of his occupation and associations.

George Richard Seaver was born 27 October 1895 in Somerville, Massachusetts, the son of Lemuel Lawrence and Flora Ann (McDonald) Sivier.  He married Mary Josephine Ahern (1895-1995) on 14 October 1925 in Somerville.  That they had 4 kids:

*  Margaret Seaver (1926-????), married Robert J. Hayes (1923-1996)
*  Florence Ann Seaver (1929-2011), married 1958 Matthew T. Mulkern (1927-????).
*  Mary Agnes Seaver (1930-????), married 1952 Edward J. Kirby (1928-????).
*  George Richard Seaver (1932-????).
I’m not associated to George R. Seaver.  He’s descended from Garland and Margaret Anne (Martin) Sceviour of St. John’s, Newfoundland..

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in all them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally an individual has all of his members of the family named of their obitury. I’m glad that I can honor George Richard Seaver at the moment.  

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