Several years ago, in my early blogging days, I wrote about my MILNE surname and my grandmother’s journal. Here is a link to that post, which gives the background of how I came into possession of this family treasure SURNAME SATURDAY – MILNE
A couple of weeks ago, fellow blogger (I call him the blogging guru), Randy Seaver wrote a post about his ancestor Bertram Seaver. WOW! I said to myself. That’s the Seaver that links Randy & me. Not by blood, but by marriage. So we are shirttail cousins. Here’s a link to Randy’s post.
Seavers in the News -- Gertrude (Smith) Seaver Run Over By a Traction Car in 1908
That’s a very sad story about the death of Bertram Seaver’s first wife, Gertrude. Bertram remarried 10 years later to Bessie Cahill on 15 Jun 1918. They divorced in 1928.
Where Bertram enters my family is with his 3rd marriage to Mary Ada Seigle. Mary is my 1st cousin twice removed. She had become a widow when her first husband Edward Donnelly died at the age of 44 in 1926.
Mary SEIGLE Donnelly married Bertram H. Seaver on 20 Apr 1929. At least according to my grandmother’s journal. I have yet to locate the marriage record, but I’m still looking.
Here’s the page from my grandmother's journal.
As you can see there are other couples on this page. More family anniversaries.
Mary & Bertram were enumerated in the 1930 census in Loveland, Clermont, Ohio. The record indicates they are married, giving some evidence that my grandmother’s record may be correct. Also in the household were Mary’s parents, Jacob & Myra and Bertram’s daughter Juanita.
And remember to check those neighbors. Living at the same address is Mary's brother, Arthur and his family.
|1930 census - Loveland, Clermont, Ohio|
Sadly, at the age of 56, Mary died suddenly at her home.This left Bertram widowed for a second time. He died in 1942 at age 67.
If you are related to any of the people mentioned in this post, or you have corrections or additions to it, please contact me.
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Diane, what a great connection to Randy! I love looking through those old Journals and Address books. Never know what you will find.ReplyDelete
I know huh? It may not make us blood related cousin, but we do have a connection. Now, if you and I could only find one between us :)Delete