Seavers in the News — Robert D. Seaver Dies in 1965 in Poughkeepsie, New York

 Right here is that this week’s version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly function from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which are attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Poughkeepsie {N.Y.] Journal newspaper dated 2 April 1965, web page 38:

The transcription of the article is:

“Robert D. Seaver, 50, Operated Insecticide Agency

“Robert Devereaux Seaver, 50, of 13 Pine Tree Drive, City of Poughkeepsie, died yesterday at Vassar Hospital after a protracted sickness.  Mr. Seaver and his father, Henry Seaver, operated the Seaver Insecticide Co. in Overocker Highway, City of Poughkeepsie.

“Mr. Seaver had spent most of his life within the agricultural chemical enterprise.  Earlier than coming right here in 1941, he was plant supervisor for the Micronizer Processing Co. in Morristown, N.J.  Since coming right here, he had been in enterprise along with his father.

“The late Mr. Seaver was a former President of the Poughkeepsie Junior Chamber of Commerce, having served from 1941 to 1945.  He was a constitution member of the Crimson Oaks Mill Hearth Co., and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

“A local of New Jersey, Mr. Seaver was born on Might 7, 1914, in Englishtown.  He attended Trinity Pawling College, of which his uncle, Dr. Frederick Gamage, was co-founder, and Erasmus Corridor in Brooklyn.

“Survivors embrace his father, his mom, Mrs. Bertha Thackery Seaver; his spouse, the previous Marjorie Thurston; two youngsters, Miss Priscilla Seaver, a pupil at Brockport Academics School, and Thomas, a pupil at Ithaca School; and two sisters, Miss Barbara Seaver and Mrs. Marjorie Straup, metropolis.

“Funeral companies are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday on the Auchmoody Funeral House, 16 Grand Ave.  The Rev. Dr. Merle S. Irwin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Pals might name on the funeral house from 2 to 4 and seven to 9 p.m. tomorrow.”

The supply quotation is:

“Robert D. Seaver, 50, Operated Insecticide Agency,” Poughkeepsie [N.Y.] Journal newspaper, Friday, 2 April 1965, web page 38, column 3, Albert H. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 21 June 2022).

This obituary identifies his loss of life date and place, mother and father names, beginning date and place, occupation and accomplishments, associations, and residing members of the family, 

Robert Devereaux Seaver was born 7 Might 1914 in New Jersey, the son of Henry Blanchard and Bertha Ray (Thackeray) Seaver.  He married (1) Mary Emily Voigt on 21 September 1940 in Haddonfield, New Jersey.  He married (2) Marjorie Thurston earlier than 1965.
He had two youngsters, Priscilla and Thomas, most likely by his first spouse, since they’re each in school in 1965.  I discovered no beginning information for the youngsters, or a loss of life or divorce document for the primary spouse, and no marriage document for the second spouse.  The 1950 U.S. census document for Robert D. Seaver reveals him married to a Margaret Seaver.  Earlier than this time, I had no info for the members of the family of Robert Devereaux Seaver.

Robert Devereaux Seaver (1914-1965) is a ninth cousin 1 time eliminated of mine.  Our most up-to-date frequent Seaver ancestor is my ninth great-grandfather Robert Seaver (1608-1683).

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was considered one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and typically an individual has an attention-grabbing profession and associations.  I’m glad that I can honor Robert Devereaux Seaver at present.  

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