Seavers in the News – Mrs. Anna Clarke (Bendle) Seaver Dies at 91 in 1959 in Moline, Illinois

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

This week’s entry is from The Dispatch [Moline, Ill.] newspaper dated 9 June 1959:

The transcription of the article is:

“Mrs. Anna Seaver
“REYNOLDS — Mrs. Anna Clarke Seaver, 91, of Reynolds, died at 5:45 final night time at Oak Glen Convalescent Dwelling in Coal Valley, the place she had been since Dec. 18, 1958.  Companies might be at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon at Crummy Funeral Dwelling in Reynolds, the Rec. Lester Earp officiating.  Burial might be in Reynolds Cemetery.
“She was born Sept. 18, 1867, in Menasha, Wis., to Leonard and Catherine Bendle Sr.  She got here to Illinois Metropolis along with her dad and mom as a small baby.  She attended faculties there, and taught college for 10 years in Moline and Rock Island County.
“Surviving are the widower, a son, Douglas B. of Bowling Township, two grandchildren, and a great-grandson.”
The supply quotation is:
“Mrs. Anna Seaver,” The Dispatch [Moline, Ill.] newspaper, Thursday, 9 June 1959, web page 10, column 8, Marie R. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 11 November  2021).
This obituary gives the identify, delivery date and place, dad and mom names, dying date and place, age, kid’s, occupation, however not her partner’s identify and several other associations.
Anna Clarke Bendle was born 18 September 1867 in Menasha, Wisconsin, the daughter of Leonard and Catherine (–?–) Bendle.  She died 8 June 1959 in Rock Island Cou18 December 1895 in Illinois Metropolis, Illinois.  That they had two youngsters:
*  Leonard Philip Seaver (1898-1950), married 1934 Ada Faye Wakefield (1908-1988).
*  Douglas Bendle Seaver (1900-1976), married 1922 Wilma Dorothy Curtis (1902-1971).
I’m not associated to Jacob Allen Seaver.  He’s a descendant of Henry and Elizabeth (–?–) Seaver who migrated from Germany to Virginia within the 1700s.
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’s obituary has somel ife data however doesn’t identify the partner. I’m glad that I can honor Anna Clarke (Bendle) Seaver as we speak.  
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