Seavers within the Information — Oscar Seaver Dies in 1950 in Illinois

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

This week’s entry is from The [Crystal Lake, Ill.] Herald newspaper dated 12 October 1950:

The transcription of the article is:

“Oscar Seaver

“Funeral providers for Oscar Seidel Seaver, 74, of Barrington, previously of Lakewood, retired lawyer and former Military officer, had been held Oct. 2 at St. Anne’s church.  Burial was in All Saints cemetery at Des Plaines.  Navy honors had been accorded by Barrington American Legion submit.

“Mr. Seaver died Thursday night, Sept. 28, at his dwelling at 226 West Lake road following a two years’ sickness.  He was born Oct. 31, 1875 at Cambridge, Mass., and was married to Agnes Pohlman in Chicago, on June 29, 1927.  The couple made their dwelling at Evanston for a couple of years then moved to Crystal Lake the place they lived till 13 years in the past once they grew to become residents of Barrington.

“Graduated from Harvard college in 1898, Mr. Seaver obtained his LLD diploma from the College of New York in 1907 and was awarded his JD diploma on the similar college a 12 months later.  He practiced legislation in New York from 1908 to 1911 when he established a apply in Chicago.  He was energetic in his occupation till early 1949 when he grew to become sick.

“He was a member of the Harvard, Yale, Princeton membership of Chicago, the Harvard membership  of Chicago, the College membership of Evanston, The New York Bar Affiliation in addition to the Illinois and Chicago bar associations.  Mr. Seaver was a constitution member of Barrington Hills Nation membership.

“Throughout World Conflict I, Mr. Seaver served with Firm G, 327th Machine Gun Battalion, 8rth Infantry Division, as a captain, and whereas abroad was on the official workers for the prisoner of battle trials.  Within the Illinois Nationwide Guard he held the rank of captain and in 1929 organized the 330th Tank Firm, now firm G of Maywood.  Mr. Seaver was a significant in the USA Military Reserve from 1919 to 1924 when he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

“Mr. Seaver belonged to the Crystal Lake American Legion submit and later transferred to the Barrington submit.

“Mr. Seaver was the legal professional for the Barrington Park Board throughout 1947 and 1948.  He previously served at legal professional for the Lakewood village board and through his residence in Evanston was an alderman of the primary ward and headed numerous vital committees energetic within the ward.

“Surviving along with his spouse, are a son, Robert Cushing Seaver; a sister, Miss Margaret Seaver of Boston; two brothers, Dr. Edwin Peter Seaver of New Bedford, Mass., and Samuel Seaver of Markham, Ontario, Canada”

The supply quotation is:

“Oscar Seaver,” The [Crystal Lake, Ill.] Herald newspaper, obituary, Thursday, 12 October1950, web page 13, column 4, Oscar Seaver obituary;   ( : accessed 15 April 2021).

This obituary gives a reputation, an age, a dying date and place, a beginning date and place, a wedding date and place, and the names of his spouse, baby, and dwelling siblings, plus a reasonably full description of his training, authorized profession, navy service, and associations. 

Oscar Seidel Seaver was born 21 October 1875 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Edwin Pliny and Margaret Wiley (Cushing) Seaver.  He died 28 September 1950 in Barrington, Illinois, Florida.  He married Agnes Cecelia Pohlmann (1896-1986) on 1 January 1926 in Dexter, New York.  That they had one baby:

* Robert Cushing Seaver (19128-????).

I’m a seventh cousin 3 times eliminated to Oscar Seaver, with the widespread 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 one in all them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally an individual has a protracted authorized and navy profession. I’m glad that I can honor Oscar Seidel Seaver as we speak.  

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