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Santa Cruz Sentinel (July 14, 1925)
Charles W. Seevers
IOOF Cemetery in Santa Cruz

DIED: SEEVERS - In Watsonville, July 12 Charles William Seevers, native of Winchester VA, aged 84 years 8 months and 19 days.

Death of Father of Late Clay Seevers

Charles William Seevers, one of the pioneer residents of Watsonville, died at the family home, 211 Lincoln Sgt., at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, after a period of poor health, incident to his advanced age, he having attained the age of 84 years 8 months and 19 days, according to the Pajaronian, which adds:

The deceased was a native of Winchester, Va., having been born on Nov. 23, 1840. Mr. Seevers was a Confederate veteran, and served with Virginia's forces throughout the Civil War. He participated in the battles of Gettysburg, Antietam and other notable engagements.

Following the Civil War, he was engaged in merchandising in Washington, DC for a period of ten years, and came to Watsonville in 1876. Here he engaged in the general mercantile business, conducting a general store for many years. He also engaged in the same business, later in Fresno, but again returned to Watsonville to make his home.

He was married to Sarah McGowan, daughter of the late James McGowan, in 1881, and from this union there were four children, two of whom died in infancy.

The surviving relatives include the widow, Sarah Seevers; a daughter, Mrs. J.B. Gordon, of San Mateo. the other son was the late Attorney Clay W. Seevers who died last year. The deceased had resided in Watsonville for 50 years.

Date of Birth: 1840-11-23

Date of Death: 1925-12-07

County: Santa Cruz

Cemetery/City of Burial: Santa Cruz County

Plot: 21-Dec

Mortuary: BUC

Cause of Death: Hrt/Related

Spouse: Stevens_ Sarah

Occupation: Merchant

Religion: Me

Local Address: Elm St.

Last City: Watsonville

Native of: VA

Enlisted: 1861/04/19

Discharged: Not Listed

Military Unit: CSA_ VA 13 Inf_ C H

Rank: Pvt

Military Notes: E-Wnchstr-W-CdrCrk_


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CW Reference: SCVCW CaL File

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0889


Nelson, Robert L. “SEEVERS, CHARLES WILLIAM (1840 - 1925).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.