Seavers in the News – Joseph H. Seaver Dies in 1956 in Twin Falls, Idaho

  It is time for one more version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly function from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which are fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the The Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune newspaper dated 11 Could 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

“Loss of life Takes Pioneer
Particular to The Tribune

“TWIN FALLS, IDAHO — Joseph H. Seaver, 87, pioneer Twin Falls businessman and former state senator, died Thursday morning at his residence in Twin Falls after an sickness.

“Surviving are his widow, two sons, Joseph H. Jr. and William Seaver, and two grandchildren.

“Funeral companies will likely be performed Saturday at 10:30 a.m.”

The supply quotation is:

“Loss of life Take Pioneer,” The Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune newspaper, Friday, 11 Could 1956, web page 48, column 1, Joseph H. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 2 September  2021).

This obituary supplies the identify, age, loss of life date and place, youngsters’s names, plus restricted details about his employment.  

Joseph Henry Seaver (1868-1956) was born 17 September 1868 in Woodstock, Vermont, the son of Joseph Henry and Ella Grace (Smith) Seaver.  He died 10 Could 1956 in Twin Falls.  He married Ella Grace Smith (1875-1964) on 14 November 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts.  They’d three youngsters:
*  William Howe Seaver (1902-1989).
*  Joseph Henry Seaver (1906-1978), married 1935 Ruth Bellville (1900-1984).
*  Ruth Seaver (1909-1911). 

I’m a sixth cousin 3 times eliminated to Joseph Henry Seaver.  Our frequent Seaver ancestor is my eighth great-grandfather Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in every of them.   Life occurs, unintentionally and deliberately, and generally an individual has an obituary with only a few particulars. I’m glad that I can honor Joseph Henry Seaver at this time.  

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


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