Elizabeth Maria Gray Seever

Submitted by Teddy (Gray) Brock

 Elizabeth Maria Gray was born 6 January 1839 in Fleming County, Kentucky to John M. and Elizabeth (Seamands) Gray, the youngest of nine children. She married James H. Seever, also a native of Fleming County, 13 April 1891, in Kansas.

 Obituary from Independence, Kansas

                                                MRS. LIZZIE SEEVER DIES AT 97

Mrs. Elizabeth Seever died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lettie Kelly , in Independence, at the age of 97 years. Mrs. Seever had not been in rugged health for some time past, but her final illness was of short duration. Funeral services will be held today ( Friday) at 2:30 p. m. in the Elk City M. E. Church and will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Stewart , pastor of the Grace M. E. Church of Independence. Interment will be in Oak Hill cemetery here.

Mrs. Seever was born January 6,1839 in Kentucky, where she lived until 1884 when she came with relatives to Kansas. She was married in this state in 1891 to James H. Seever, who passed away at Elk City in 1912. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Seever spent about ten years in Oregon, coming to Elk City in 1900 to make their home. Since 1923, Mrs. Seever had made her home in Independence. She was the last of her family, the only surviving relatives being nephews and nieces. She had many old friends in this city and community who will mourn her passing.

Second Obituary:

                                     ELIZABETH SEEVER DIES AT AGE OF 97

                                     Funeral Services at Elk City Friday Afternoon

Elizabeth Seever, 97, a resident of this county for many years and a resident of this city for the past 13 years, passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Lettie Kelly, 1208 North Penn, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Seever had been in ailing health for three weeks.

Mrs. Seever was born in Kentucky, January 6, 1839. She grew to womanhood there and came to Kansas with relatives in 1884. In 1890 she was united in marriage to James H. Seever who passed away 24 years ago. In 1891 Mr. & Mrs. Seever left Kansas and made their home in Oregon until 1900, when they returned to make their home in Elk City. Thirteen years ago she came to this city and made her home with her niece, Mrs. Kelly.

Mrs. Seever united with the Methodist Church when she was eleven years of age and had followed that belief during her life. She was very alert for her age and possessed a wonderful memory of happenings of the early days.  Mrs. Seevers' death means the passing of another of the county's pioneer women.

The only surviving relatives are a number of nieces and nephews who reside in this county . She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2: 30 at the Methodist Church in Elk City with Rev. A. C. Stewart of this city in charge. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery in Elk City under the direction of Webb Funeral Home.