Seavers in the News – Kenneth E. Seaver Dies in 1956 in in Charlestown, Massachusetts

 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 Boston [Mass.] Globe[ newspaper dated 12 October 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

“SEAVER — In Charlestown.  Oct. 10, Kenneth E., beloved husband of Marquita (Roch) and father of Kenneth R. and Barbara Ann Seaver of 503 Main st.  Funeral services at the E.L. Kelleher Funeral Home, 67 Broadway, Somerville, Saturday at 10 a.m.  Relatives and friends invited.  Veteran of World War II.  Visiting hours 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.”

The source citation is:

“Seaver,” The Boston [Mass.] Globe newspaper, Friday, 12 October 1956, web page 40, column 6, Kenneth E. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 16 September  2021).

This obituary gives the identify, residence handle, loss of life date and place, partner’s identify, youngsters’s names, , and details about his navy service.  That is the one loss of life file I’ve discovered for Kenneth, and I didn’t have details about his two youngsters.

Kenneth Elmer Seaver (1912-1956) was born 31 January 1912 in Hubbardston, Massachusetts, and died 10 October 1956 in Charlestown.  He was the son of Samuel Alonzo and Florence Alice (Wells) Seaver.  He married (1) Marie Rizzo (1917-????) on 14 April 1935 in Keene, New Hampshire.  They’d two identified youngsters:

*  Barbara Ann Seaver (1937-????)
*  Kenneth Robert Seaver (1941-1982).

Kenneth Elmer Seaver married (2) Marquita Roch (1911-1984) on 12 January 1943 in New Hanover, North Carolina.  They’d no identified youngsters.

I’m a 4th cousin 2 instances eliminated to Kenneth Elmer Seaver, with the widespread Seaver ancestor being fifth great-grandfather Norman Seaver (1734-1787) of Westminster, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and typically an individual has an obituary with out many life particulars. I’m glad that I can honor Kenneth Elmer Seaver at the moment.  

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