Seavers in the News – Jesse Seaver Dies in Owego, New York in 1955

  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 attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Star-Gazette [Elmira, N.Y.] newspaper dated 16 May1955:

The transcription of the article is:

“Deaths Elsewhere
“Jesse Seaver, 81, of Owego Star Route 1, previously of Endicott, Saturday, Could 14, 1955, following an extended sickness.  He was a retired Endicott-Johnson employe.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Rollin Laycock of Bloomsburg, Pa.; sons, Russell B. of Owego Star Route 1, Frederick J. of Tioga Middle, Milo G. of Straits Corners, Lewis G. and Walter S. Seaver of Endicott; stepdaughters, Mrs. Could Briggs of Binghamton and Mrs. Ruth O’Malley of Endicott; stepson, Robert Linker of Chicago, Unwell.; half-brother Horton Seaver of Elmira; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The physique is on the Coleman & Daniels Funeral House, 300 E. Foremost St., Endicott, the place associates might name.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Robert Rogers.  Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott.”

The supply quotation is:

“Deaths Elsewhere,” Star-Gazette [Elmira, N.Y.] newspaper, Monday, 16 Could 1955, web page 12, column 3, Jesse Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 26 August 2021).

This obituary gives the title, age, loss of life date and place, youngsters’s names, a sibling title, plus restricted details about his employment.

Jesse Bradley Seaver (1874-1955) was born on 28 December 1874 in Wellsville, New York, the son of Charles Lewis and Elvira Antoinette (Chalker) Seaver.  He died 14 Could 1955 in Owego, New York.  He married (1) Edna Phoebe Brown (1875-1911) on 9 November 1896 in La Porte, Pennsylvania.  That they had 5 youngsters:
*  Russell Bradley Seaver (1897-1960), married 1916 Verdetta Esther O’Dell (1896-1981).
*  Frederick Jennings Seaver (1901-1983, married 1925 Freda Elizabeth Wage (1908-2005).
*  Milo G. Seaver (1905-1957), married 1925 Mildred L. Holland (1908-1980).
*  Lewis Glenn Seaver (1909-1987), married 1932 Bernice Christa Nelson (1913-2005).
*  Alice Seaver (1911-1992), married 1931 Roland C. Laycock (1907-1980).
He married (2) after 1911 Carrie Stewart (1885-1921).  That they had one youngster:
*  Walter Stewart Seaver (1920-1999), married 1941 Marjorie Brozitis (1922-2002).  
He married (3) 1923 Elizabeth Thorp (1874-1949).  The had no youngsters.
I’m a fifth cousin tree instances eliminated to Jesse BradleySeaver.  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 considered one of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally an individual has an obituary full of household names. I’m glad that I can honor Jesse Seaver at present.  

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


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