Seavers in the News — Roy A. Seaver Dies in 1952 in Oakland, California

 It is time for one more version of “Seavers within the Information” – a weekly function from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Seaver which might be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Oakland [Calif.] Tribune newspaper dated 12 October 1952:

The transcription of the article is:

“Roy A. Seaver
“MT. EDEN, Oct. 11 — Funeral companies for Roy A. Seaver, Mt. Eden rancher and former chairman of the Hayward Excessive College District board of trustees, can be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday on the Pratt-Flierl Mortuary, 1044 C. Road, Hayward.

“Mr. Seaver, 51, died right here yesterday.  A local of Kansas, he was a member of Alameda Lodge of elks, Sycamore Lodge of Odd Fellows, Hayward Rebekah Lodge and a constitution member of the Hayward Kiwanis Membership.

“Surviving are his widow, Alice; two sons, William and Robert Seaver; his mom, Mrs. Minnie Seaver; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Dempsey and Mrs. Pauline Smith, and a granddaughter, Linda Ann Seaver.”

The supply quotation is:

“Roy A. Seaver,” Oakland [Calif.] Tribune newspaper, Sunday, 12 October 1952, web page 31, column 3, Roy A. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 20 Might 2021).

This obituary supplies a reputation, an age, a demise date and place, the names of his spouse, sons, sisters and granddaughter, plus a brief description of his work historical past and associations.

Roy Arthur Seaver was born 21 August 1901 in Wichita, Kansas, the son of Charles Seward and Minnie E. (Campbell) Seaver.  He died 10 October 1952 in Mount Eden, California.  He married Alice Catherine Gading (1902-1979) on 14 October 1928 in Hayward, California.  They’d two youngsters:

*  William Roy Seaver (1930-2014), married 1952 Shirley Ann Lumbard (1913-2016).
*  Robert Arthur Seaver (1931-2007), married 1951 Doris Jean Trantham (1933-2008).

I’m not associated to Roy Arthur Seaver to my data.  He’s descended from Henry and Elizabeth (–?–) Seaver who married earlier than 1770 in Virginia.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in all them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically an individual dies at a comparatively younger age whereas serving his group. I’m glad that I can honor Roy Arthur Seaver in the present day.  

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