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Lawrence A. Seaman

born 4-11-1912

NOTE: the correct Lawrence Seaman's obituary lists siblings George, David, Edward & Hazel. Person I've tracked through the census has siblings Arthur, Hazel, Edward and an Uncle David. Strong possibility I have not tracked the right person)



1900 census, Bergen County NJ, Hillsdale township (possible grandparents of Lawrence)

Seaman, George, age 48, born (illeg) 1852 in CT of parents born in NY, farmer

Wife Marianne, age 46, born Mar 1854 in NJ of parents born in NJ, mother of 3, 3 living

Daughter Lillie, age 25, born May 1875, single

Son Edward, age 23, born Dec. 1876, single, day laborer (Lawrence's father?)

Son David, age 18, born May 1882

(Note the birth of Dec. 1876 is about right for the draft card in 1918, and being a year off was for some reason common)


1910 census Bergen County NJ, Hillsdale Township (parents of Lawrence before his birth)

Seaman, Edward, age 32, in 1st marriage 9 years, clerk for Express Co, born NJ, father born NY, mother NJ

Wife Lillian, age 27, NJ-NJ-NY

Son Arthur, 8

Daughter Hazel, 7

Son Edward Jr, 4


Draft registration 1918 (Lawrence's dad): Edward Seaman, 7102 Prairie Ave, Chicago, born Dec 30 1877 clerk for American (illegible) Express Co 817 S. Wells. Next of kin: Lillian Seaman (wife). Medium height, slender, with brown hair and brown eyes.


1920 census Chicago Ward 7, Prairie Avenue

Seaman, Edward, age 42, office work for express company, born NJ, father born NY, mother born NJ

Wife Lillian, age 37, NJ-NJ-NY

Son Arthur, 18, born NJ, molder--steel co

Daughter Hazel, 17, born NJ

Son Edward, 14, born NJ

Son Lawrence, 7, born IL


1930 census, Chicago, 8th Ward, Prairie Avenue

Seaman, Edward, age 52, married 22, clerk in express office, born NJ of father born NY, mother NJ

Wife Lillian, age 47, married 17, NJ-NJ-NY

Son Lawrence, 17, born IL

"Daughter" Irene McGovern, age 5, IL-IRE-IRE (There's a McGovern family just up the page from Ireland)


Social Security Death Index Lawrence A. Seaman 4-11-1912 to 2-17-2005 Park Ridge


Chicago Tribune Obituary 2-18-1988 (names of current generations removed): Lawrence A. Seaman Sr., age 92, of Park Ridge, beloved husband of the late Catherine, nee Pfleger; loving father of *** (***) and *** Seaman; dear grandfather of Elizabeth (***) ***, Robert (Julie) and the late Lawrence John ***; great-grandfather of Allison, Andrew, Benjamin, Faith, and Christian; fond brother of the late George, Dave, Edward, and Hazel. Funeral Monday, February 21, 9:30 a.m. from Ryan-Parke Funeral Home, 120 S. Northwest Hwy. (2 blks S. of Touhy), Park Ridge to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mary, Seat of Wisdom Church.