Seavers In The News — Robert W. Seaver Dies in Lebanon, N.H. in 1953

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

This week’s entry is from the Rutland [Vt.] Each day Herald newspaper dated 10 September 1953:

The transcription of the article is:

“WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Sept. 9.–Providers for Robert W. Seaver, 80, of Quechee, had been held Monday on the dwelling of his daughter, Mrs. Forrest Adams, in White River Junction.

“Mr. Seaver died Saturday on the Lebanon, N.H. hospital after a protracted sickness.

“He was born in Quechee Might 24, 1873.  In 1901, he married Alice Leach, who died 23 years in the past.

“Mr. Seaver is survived by his three kids, Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Alden Twiss each of White River Junction, and Richard, who lives on the farm in Quechee; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, James T. Seaver of Bronxville, N.Y.

“Mr. Seaver lived in Massachusetts and New York earlier than transferring again to Quechee in 1915, the place he farmed for the rest of his life.  He was a member of the Quechee Congregational Church.

“The Rev. G.E. Mossinan of West Lebanon, N.H., Congreagational Church carried out the service.  Burial was in Quechee Cemetery.

“Bearers had been three grandsons, Conrad F. Adams, Leon Adams and A. Robert Twiss, and a nephew, Howard H. Austin.”

The supply quotation is:

“Robert W. Seaver Rites,” Rutland [Vt.] Each day Herald newspaper, Thursday, 10 September 1953, web page 10, column 5, Robert W. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 17 June 2021).

This obituary offers a reputation, a beginning date and place, an age, a loss of life date and place, the names of his deceased spouse, kids and pallbearers, a residence, an occupation, and non secular affiliation, however with out dad and mom names, or some other associations.

Robert William Seaver (1873-1953) was born 24 Might 1873 in Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, the son of Richard Adam and Eliza Maria (Barber) Seaver.  He married Alice Louise Leach (1874-1930) on 17 April 1901 in Hartford, Vermont.  They’d 4 kids:

*  feminine Seaver (1902-1902).
*  Edith Rachel Seaver (1904-1997), married 1924 Forrest Loren Adams (1903-1975).
*  Grace Dorothy Seaver (1905-1997), married 1924 Alden Benjamin Twiss (1885-1967).
*  Richard Leach Seaver (1907-1988).

I’m a sixth cousin 3 occasions eliminated to Allyn Marcellus Seaver.  Our widespread Seaver ancestor is my eighth great-grandfather Shubael Seaver (1640-1730) of Roxbury, Massachusetts.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in all them.   Life occurs, unintentionally and deliberately, and generally an individual lives a reasonably quiet life as a farmer. I’m glad that I can honor Robert William Seaver at this time.  

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