Seavers in the News – James T. Seaver Dies in Connecticut in 1960

 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 might be fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the The Herald Statesman [Yonkers, N.Y.] newspaper dated 2 August 1960:

The transcription of the article is:

former Bronxville Resident

“James T. Seaver, previously of Mount Vernon and Bronxville, died July 19 in Cheshire, Conn., phrase simply reached The Herald Statesman.

“Mr. Seaver was born in Hartford, Vt., in 1875.  He was graduated from the College of Vermont and practiced electrical engineering till his retirement in 1932.  He had been employed by the New York Central Railroad Co.

“The eighty-five-year-old man lived in Mount Vernon from 1909 to 1925.  Then he moved to Bronxville, remaining there till 1954.  He was lively in civic affairs there and was a parishioner of the First Reformed Church.

“Mr. Seaver is survived by his spouse, Idella B. Seaver; a son, Col. James T., with the U.S. Air Power, of Vienna, Va., and now stationed on the Pentagon; a daughter Mrs. William C. Eichmann, with whom he was residing in Cheshire; and 4 grandchildren.”

The supply quotation is:

“James T. Seaver,” The Herald Statesman [Yonkers, N.Y.] newspaper, Tuesday, 2 August 1960, web page 2, column 3, James T. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 9 December  2021).

This obituary supplies the identify, beginning yr, age, loss of life date and place, youngsters names, partner’s identify, and a few details about occupation or associations.

James Thatcher Seaver (1875-1960) was born 20 August 1875 in Hartford, Vermont, the son of Richard Adam and Eliza Maria (Barber) Seaver.  He died 19 July 1960 in Cheshire, Connecticut.  He married (1) to Mary J. Babcock (1878-1909) on 19 January 1906, and so they had no youngsters.  He married (2) to Mary Idella Benjamin (1885-1963) on 14 September 1909 in Hartland, Vermont.  That they had two youngsters:

*  Mary Elizabeth Seaver (1914-2002), married 1938 William Charles Eichmann (1912-????).
*  James Thatcher Seaver (1917-1962), married about 1941 June Irene Taylor Fuller (1919-????).

James Thatcher Seaver (1875-1960) is my sixth cousin 3 instances eliminated.  Our widespread Seaver ancestor is Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically an individual’s obituary has pretty full household info. I’m glad that I can honor Edith Mary (Duel) Seaver at this time.  

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