Seavers in the News – John B. Seaver Dies 1956 in in Batavia, New York

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

This week’s entry is from the Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, N.Y.] newspaper dated 7 December 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

“John Seaver, 75, Dies in Batavia; Colleges Auditor

BATAVIA, Dec. 6 — John B. Seaver, 75, of 312 E. Important St., auditor for 2 faculty districts, member of the Advisory Board of the Financial institution of Batavia Workplace of the Marine Belief Co. of Buffalo and an accountant for a few years, died immediately (Dec. 6, 1956) in Genesee Memorial Hospital.

“Mr. Seaver had been in failing well being for 2 months and severely sick for the previous two weeks throughout which he was within the hospital.

“Born in Byron March 21, 1881, Mr. Seaver was the son of the late Charles A. and Jennie Beecher Seaver.  He had resided in Batavia since 1887.

“For a lot of his life, Mr. Seaver was an actual property seller and accountant.  Early in his profession, he was employed within the Financial institution of Batavia for 17 years.  He later labored for the Batavia & New York Woodworking Co., remaining till the enterprise closed in 1923.

“Apart from his service on the financial institution’s board, Mr. Seaver was auditor for the Batavia College District and Pavilion Central College District.  for a few years, Mr. Seaver served as secretary of the Genesee County Purple Cross Board of Administrators, giving up the duties just a few weeks in the past due to sick well being.

“Mr. Seaver was a member of St. James Church, Batavia Lodge 475, F&AM, a member and previous president of the Batavia Membership and a member and founding father of the Stafford Nation Membership.  He previously was lively within the Chamber of Commerce.

“Surviving are his spouse, Mrs. Cornelia Southworth Seaver; a sister, Mrs. Wallace G. Stakel of Batavia and a number of other nieces and nephews, together with Genesee County Dist. Atty. Wallace J. Stakel.

“The funeral shall be at 2 p.m. Saturday within the H.E. Turner Co. Funeral House with the Very Rev. John T. Sanborn, rector of St. James Church, officiating.  Burial shall be in Batavia Cemetery.”

The supply quotation is:

John Seaver, 75, Dies in Batavia; Colleges Auditor,” Democrat and Chronicle [Rochester, N.Y.] newspaper, Friday, 7 December 1956, web page 57, column 7, John B. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 16 September  2021).

This obituary gives the identify, dwelling tackle, delivery date and place, dying date and place, mum or dad’s names, partner’s identify, sister’s identify, and details about his schooling, employment or associations.   

John Beecher Seaver (1881-1956) was born 21 March 1881 in Byron, New York, and died 6 December 1956 in Batavia, New York.  He was the son of Charles Alexander and Jennie Jane (Beecher) Seaver.  He married Cornelia Weed Southworth (1874-1961) on 27 November 1915 in Batavia, New York.  They’d no youngsters.

I’m an eighth cousin 2 occasions eliminated to John Beecher Seaver, with the frequent Seaver ancestor being Robert Seaver (1608-1683) who got here to Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay in 1634.

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 with many life particulars. I’m glad that I can honor John Beecher Seaver immediately.  

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


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