Seavers in the News – Mrs. Iva B. Seaver Dies in Unity, Maine in 1955

 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 can be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Bangor [Maine] Every day Information newspaper dated 29 June 1955:

The transcription of the article is:


“UNITY, June 28 — Mrs. Iva B. Seaver, 61, died Monday night.

“She was born in Troy, June 21, 1894, the daughter of Israel and Abbie (Carlton) Sone.  For the previous three years she had resided in Unity.  Earlier to that, she had lived in Troy.

“Mrs. Seaver is survived by two sons, Arthur and George Seaver of Unity; 4 daughters, Mrs. Bernice Howe, Mrs. Rita Sanborn, Mrs. Ruth Parson, all of Troy, and Mrs. Beatrice Gower of Benton;  two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hillman, Unity, Mrs. Annie Durgan, West Harpswell; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew.

“The stays are on the Donald H. Shorey Funeral Chapel, the place buddies could name Thursday from 2 to 4 o’clock and from 7 to eight o’clock.

“Funeral providers shall be held Friday at 10 o’clock on the Troy Nook Church, the Rev. Lloyd Jewett of Unity officiating.

“Burial shall be within the Rogers Cemetery.”

The supply quotation is:

“Mrs. Iva B. Seaver,” The Bangor [Me.] Every day Information newspaper, Wednesday, 29 June 1955, web page 21, column 2, Iva B. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 11 August 2021).

This obituary gives the married identify, dying date and place, start date and place, mother and father names, kids’s names and siblings names, plus restricted details about her residences.

Iva Belle Stone (1894-1955) was born on 2 June 1894 in Troy, Waldo County, Maine, the daughter of Israel and Abbie (Carlton) Stone.  She died 27 June 1955 in Unity, Maine.  She married Irvin Heber Seaver (1891-1941) on 21 September 1913 in Waldo County, Maine.  They’d  seven kids:

*  Edith Seaver (1914-1940).
*  Bernice G. Seaver (1918-1989), married 1934 Willis E. Howe (1912-2005).
*  Beatrice Goldia Seaver (1919-1973), married Paul Emil Beauchemin (1914-2000).
*  Reta Belle Seaver (1925-1990), married (1) 1941 Merton A Bennett (1919-1985); (2) 1946 William D. Sanborn (1927-1987); (3) 1965 Lorrie N. Gerry (1936-2012).
*  Arthur Andrew Seaver (1927-1997), married 1948 Betty Jean Boudreau (1929-2016).
*  Ruth Ellen Seaver (1928-2005), married William Roscoe Parsons (1915-1991).
*  George I. Seaver (1930-1978), married Mary E. Garnett (1928-2010).

I’m an eighth cousin two occasions eliminated to Heber Irvin Seaver.  Our frequent Seaver ancestor is my ninth great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683) of Roxbury, 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 has a big household and a sparse obituary I’m glad that I can honor Iva B. (Stone) Seaver at this time.  

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


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