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Seavers in the News — Mrs. Joel Seaver Dies in New York in 1907

It’s time for another edition of “Seavers in the News” – a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Seaver that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper dated 25 December 1907:

The transcription of the article is:

“DEATH OF MRS. JOEL SEAVER.
(special to the Free Press)

“Malone, N.Y., Dec. 24 — Mrs. Joel J. Seaver, wife of the late Colonel Seaver, died at her home of her son this afternoon after a brief illness, aged 62 years.  Mrs. Seaver has one son, Herbert H., assistant cashier of the People’s National bank of Malone; and two stepsons, Frederick J. Seaver, private secretary to State Bank Superintendent Clark Williams at Albany, and Albert Seaver, who is in the employ of the Japanese government.  Her husband was for many years a close personal friend of the late Vice-President William A. Wheeler, and one of the original founders and owners of the Malone Palladium.”

The source citation is:

“Death of Mrs. Joel Seaver,” The Burlington [Vt.] Free Press newspaper, obituary, Wednesday, 25 December 1907, page 2, column 1, Mrs. Joel Seaver obituaryNewspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 14 November 2019).

This is another obituary where the subject’s first name and maiden name are not mentioned.  The death date is 24 December 1907 in Malone, New York, and she is 62 years old, so she was probably born in 1845.  The obituary does provide her son’s name and occupation, and her two step-sons names and occupations.
Her husband’s name is prominently given, and he is called “Colonel” so was probably an officer in the Civil War.  He was also a friend of a former Vice-President of the United States.  
Joel Joshua Seaver (1822-1899) was born in Salisbury, Vermont, the son of Joshua and Betsey (Bigelow) Seaver.  He married (1) Ann Eliza Brown (1824-1869) in Malone in 1849, and they had two sons, Frederick and Albert.  Joel Seaver married (2) Mary Elizabeth Hadley (1845-1907), and they had one son, Herbert. 
The subject of this obituary is the second wife, Mary Elizabeth (Hadley) Seaver. 
Joel Joshua Seaver is my 2nd cousin 5 times removed, and his three sons are my 3rd cousins 4 times removed.  I wonder if there is an obituary for him, since he seems to have led an eventful life.  YES!! There is one in the New York Times in 1899.
There are over 8,000 Seaver “stories” in my family tree – this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes the life of a person is memorialized in an obituary without her given forename or maiden surname.  I am glad I can honor Mary Elizabeth (Hadley) Seaver today.

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Follow-Up to Another “Interesting” Obituary about Joseph Heller, Jr.

Last week I published an article at https://blog.eogn.com/2019/09/12/another-interesting-obituary/ about Joe Heller’s obituary. It seems that his funeral and burial ceremony have now taken place and, as you might expect, both were a bit “unusual.”

According to the New York Times at https://tinyurl.com/eogn190916:

On Friday morning, Mr. Heller’s body, in a coffin draped with an American flag, was placed on the 1941 Mack fire truck he helped restore and taken to Centerbrook Cemetery to be buried next to his wife, Irene, who died in 2015, and whom he embarrassed daily “with his mouth and choice of clothing,” according to the obituary.

Family members followed the fire truck in Mr. Heller’s immaculately restored 1932 Plymouth roadster with, as per his request, a set of plastic testicles dangling from the rear bumper.

There’s more information available at: https://tinyurl.com/eogn190916.

New EdgeStar

Edgestar

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Features

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  • Upper section temperature range is between 41 and 51 degrees Fahrenheit ( for white wine)
  • Lower section temperature range is between 54 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit (for red wine)
  • Upper section can accommodate 14 normal size bottles; lower section has a 32 bottle capacity
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  • It includes an auto-defrosting feature
  • The interior is light by powerful blue-colored LEDs
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  • Measures 23.5×33.25×22.75 inches, weighs approximately 80 pounds, 46 standard size bottle capacity
  • Low power consumption, 115 V, 300 W, 60 Hz, 2.5 A
  • Upper section equipped with between 1 and eight shelves, lower section includes 1 to 6 shelves (wood)
  • Each shelf includes aluminium capping for better adherence
  • Casing constructed of stainless steel and plastic
  • The New EdgeStar best wine coolers unit has been approved by the ETL

Reputation

Overall, any individual with an extensive collection of wine can benefit from the New EdgeStar significantly. Although mostly designed to work with wine bottles of typical size, removing some shelves can accommodate larger ones as well. It is necessary to point out that this model is among the preferred ones for commercial purposes, due to the high capacity, low noise level and energy efficiency. While it still works on the compression cooling method, the motor has been enhanced significantly, and you will not be able to tell the difference between it and a thermoelectric one.

A further reason to acquire this model is the versatility provided by the two storing sections with proper temperatures. Since white wine and red wine have unique requirements, the only way to store them properly would have been to purchase two different coolers. However, the New EdgeStar cooler has solved the problem brilliantly. The construction of the casing and the shelves, though targeting the functionality aspects, looks excellent and is enhanced by the interior LED light. The singular quarrel with this cooler would be that a few adjustments could have allowed it to accommodate larger bottles, but it is perceived as a minor setback.

Conclusion

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