Seavers within the Information — Leonard C. Seaver Dies in Florida in 1950

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

This week’s entry is from The Miami [Fla.]Herald newspaper dated 29 November 1950:

The transcription of the article is:

“Leonard Seaver Dies; Rites At present

“NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Leonard Calet Seaver, 83, resident of this space for practically half a century, died Monday at his dwelling in Edgewater.  Mrs. Seaver died final month.

“Providers shall be at 3 p.m. Wednesday artwork the First Baptist Church with the Rev. J. Alvin Inman, pastor, officiating.  He shall be assisted by the Rev. J. W. Hinton, pastor of Edgewater Baptist Church.

“Surviving are 4 daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Rogero, this metropolis; Mrs. Helen Widdis, Edgewater; Mrs. Winnie L. Pitts, Newberry, S.C.; Mrs. Marty Hallett, Fern Clermont; Paul L., Jacksonville; Robert F., Boston, Mass.; Henry G., Winter Park; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

“Settke Funeral House is in cost”

The supply quotation is:

“Leonard Seaver Dies; Rites At present,” The Miami [Fla.] Herald newspaper, obituary, Wednesday, 29 November 1950, web page 2, column 3, Leonard C. Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 8 April 2021).

This obituary gives a reputation, an age, a demise date and place, and the names of his youngsters.  Nonetheless, there’s nothing about his occupation or pursuits, birthplace, spouse’s title, dad and mom or siblings.

Leonard Calhoun Seaver was born 26 Might 1866 in Jefferson County, Florida, the son of Enoch Edward and Angeline Caroline “Ansy” (Thomas) Seaver.  He died 23 November 1950 in Edgewater, Florida.  He married Mary Lovinia Simmons on 25 December 1893 in Osceola County, Florida.  They’d eight youngsters:

*  Ernestine E. Seaver (1894-1976), married (1) 1912 Earl Raymond Murray (1882-1935); (2) 1940 Joseph Augustus Rogero (1890-1952).
*  Clarence Raymond Seaver (1896-1940).
*  Robert Franklin Seaver (1898-????), married 1923 Gertrude Shea (1898-1974).
*  Paul Loren Seaver (1900-1992), married (1) 1921 Lola Yarborough (1903-1954); (2) Noreen Whitehead (1905-1993).
*  Gilbert Henry Seaver (1904-1964), married 1931 Anna Lulu Grindle (1907-1964).
*  Winnifred Louise Seaver (1909-1991), married 1926 Levi Clarence Pitts (1904-1961).
*  Mary Anzy Seaver (1911-1978), married Clement John Southcote Hallett (1886-1980).
*  Helen Ruth Seaver (1914-1996), married 1930 James Wesley Widdis (1910-1974).

I’m not associated to Leonard C. Seaver since he’s descended from a line of Severs in Georgia, the earliest recognized being John Sever (1760-1799) in Georgia. 

There are over 10,000 Seaver “tales” in my household tree – and this was considered one of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically an individual has a brief obituary with many youngsters. I’m glad that I can honor Leonard C. Seaver at this time.  

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


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