Jeff Seward

1 August 1902–20 November 1960 (Age 58)
Independence, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jeff

When Jeff Seward was born on 1 August 1902, in Independence, Arkansas, United States, his father, George Dee Seward, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Francis Young, was 22. He married Clara Mae Francis on 8 August 1920, in Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Caddo Township, Clark, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 November 1960, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Jeff Seward
Clara Mae Francis
Marriage: 8 August 1920
Gladys L Seward
Earl Seward
Raymond Seward
Mary Louise Seward
Howard Seward

Spouse and Children


    Clara Mae Francis


8 August 1920
Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, United States


    Gladys L Seward


    Earl Seward


    Raymond Seward


    Mary Louise Seward


    Howard Seward


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 2

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 16

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name representing two originally distinct personal names, Siward and Seward, Old English Sigeweard and Sǣweard, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and sǣ ‘sea’ + weard ‘guard’, ‘protect’. They became confused in the late Old English period.2 English: occupational name for a swineherd, from Old English ‘pig’ + hierde ‘herdsman’.3 Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above) a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Suaird, Ó Suairt, usually Anglicized as Sword .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jeff Seward in household of George Seward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jeff Seward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jeff Seward, "United States Census, 1930"

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