Seavers in the News – Mrs. Carlton Seaver Dies in 1954 in Pomona, California

 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 might be fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Los Angeles [Calif.] Instances newspaper dated 5 January 1954:

The transcription of the article is:

“Mrs. Seaver, Widow of Financial institution Founder, Dies

“Mrs. Carlton Seaver, widow of the founding father of the First Nationwide Financial institution of Pomona, died Sunday at her house in that metropolis on the age of 5.

“Funeral companies shall be carried out at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Todd’s Memorial Chapel, Pomona, with the Rev. Raymond A. Waser of Pilgrim Congregational Church officiating.  Interment shall be within the household plot in Pomona Cemetery.

“Got here From New York

“Mrs. Seaver got here to Pomona together with her husband from New York in 1884, and was lively within the metropolis’s social, cultural and charitable undertakings.

“Survivors embody 5 youngsters, seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, all of Los Angeles.  The youngsters are Frank R. Seaver, oilman and one of many framers of the county constitution; Byron D. Seaver, Mrs. Roy Thomas, Miss Marguerite and Miss Manila Seaver.”

The supply quotation is:

“Mrs. Seaver, Widow of Financial institution Founder, Dies,” The Los Angeles [Calif] Instances newspaper, Tuesday, 5 January 1954, web page 27, column 7, Mrs. Carlton Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 8 July 2021).

This obituary offers no given title or maiden surname, no start date and place, an age, an implied demise date and place, the names of her youngsters, a residence, and a number of other associations.

Mary Estella (Samuels) Seaver (1858-1954) was born 14 February 1858 in New York, and died 3 January 1954 in Pomona, California.  She married Carlton Seaver (1847-1927) on 7 January 1879 in Traer, Tama County, Iowa.  That they had six youngsters:

*  Georgia Gladys Seaver (1882-1976), married 1907 Roy Ellsworth Thomas (1881-1952).
*  Franklin Roger Seaver (1884-1964), married 1916 Blanche Ebert (1891-1994).
*  Byron Dick Seaver (1885-1954), married 1921 Mary Louise Schmidt (1890-1974)
*  Homer Carlton Seaver (1889-1941).
*  Marguerite Estella Seaver (1892-1987)
*  Granite Manila Seaver (1897-1978).

I’m a third cousin 5 occasions eliminated to Carlton Seaver  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, unintentionally and deliberately, and generally an individual’s obituary would not even title them! I’m glad that I can honor Mary Estella (Samuels) Seaver as we speak.  

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


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