Seavers in the News – Richard L. Seaver Dies in Spokane, Washington in 1956

 It is time for an additional 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 Spokane [Wash.] Chronicle newspaper dated 10 November 1956:

The transcription of the article is:

“SEAVER, Richard L. — Entered into relaxation Nov. 9 at a neighborhood hospital.  His dwelling W3702 Heroy.  Survived by his spouse, Lorena Seaver, on the dwelling; 3 daughters, Mrs. Beverly Riley in New Jersey; Mrs. Barbara Wright in Calif.; and Mrs. Pattie Corridor; 1 son, Richard Seaver, Jr., on the dwelling; 4 grandchildren.  Funeral preparations are underneath the route of the Riplinger Funeral House, N4305 Division St.”

The supply quotation is:

“Richard L. Seaver,” Spokane [Wash.] Chronicle newspaper, Saturday, 10 November 1956, web page 11, column 5, Richard L. Seaver demise discover;   ( : accessed 9 September  2021).

This demise discover gives the identify, dwelling tackle, demise date and place, partner’s identify, kids’s names, however no different details about his age, schooling, employment or associations.   
Richard Leonard Seaver was born 9 December 1898 in Kansas, the son of Arthur Wilson and Floy M. (Mount) Seaver.  He died 9 November 1956 in Spokane, Washington.  He married (1) Mabel Ellen Horsey (1907-1934) on 14 June 1924 in Spokane.  They’d two kids:
*  Richard Leonard Seaver (1925-1971).
*  Beverly Mae Seaver (1927-1993), married 1950 Wilbur L. Reilly (1924-????).
Richard L. Seaver married (2) Lorena Esther (Pellenburg) Ruby (1903-1970) on 3 Could 1941 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  They’d no kids.  Lorena had kids Barbara and Pattie by her first husband.

I’m nor associated to Richard Leonard Seaver.  He’s descended from Henry and Elizabeth (–?–) Seaver, who have been born in Germany and migrated to Virginia earlier than 1770.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in every of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and typically an individual has a demise discover with only a few particulars and further “daughters.” I’m glad that I can honor Richard Leonard Seaver as we speak.  

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


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