Seavers within the Information — Ernest M. Seaver Dies in Vermont in 1951

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

This week’s entry is from The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper dated 21 July 1951:

The transcription of the article is:


“WASHINGTON, July 20 — Ernest Merrill Seaver, 78, native of Williamstown and long-time resident of Washington, died at Barre Metropolis Hospital at 7:20 this morning.  He had been in ailing well being and a affected person on the hospital for about 5 weeks.

“Born in Williamstown Dec. 31, 1872, he was the son of Stillman and Zeruah (Wills) Seaver.  For about 16 years he was employed by the Flint Lumber Co.  In his later years he labored for himself as an electrician and carpenter.

“On the time of his dying he was a trustee and treasurer of the Calef Memorial Library in Washington.

“On Oct. 31, 1899, he married Mabel I. Jeffords of Washington.  She survives him, as do a son, Lawrence H. Seaver of Barre; two grandchildren, Roy Seaver, USMC, Parris Island, S.C., and Anne Seaver of Barre; and a number of other cousins.”

The supply quotation is:

“Ernest M. Seaver,” The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper, obituary, Saturday, 21 July 1951, web page 2, column 1, Ernest M. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 22 April 2021).

This obituary gives a reputation, an age, a start date and place, a dying date and place, a wedding date and place, and the names of his spouse, little one, and grandchildren, plus a restricted description of his work historical past.

Ernest Merrill Seaver was born 31 December 1872 in Williamstown, Vermont, the son of Stillman and Zerviah (Wills) Seaver.  He died 20 July 1951 in Barre, Vermont.  He married Mabel Isabel Jeffords  (1879-1978) on 31 October 1899 in Williamstown, Vermont.  That they had one little one:

*  Lawrence Hubert Seaver (1904-1989), married 1928 Marjorie Could Bowen (1901-1971).

I’m a seventh cousin thrice eliminated to Ernest Merrill Seaver, with the frequent Seaver ancestor being robert Seaver (1608-1683), who settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1634.

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, unintentionally and deliberately, and typically an individual has an extended life and a smaller household. I’m glad that I can honor Ernest Merrill Seaver at this time.  

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


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