Delbert Lee Seaver registered for the World War I draft on 5 June 1917
in Eden, Clark county, South Dakota. He was age 26, born 10 April 1891 in Pioneer, Iowa, was Caucasian, and a natural born US citizen. He resided in Garden City, South Dakota, and was self-employed as a farmer near Garden City. He was married, with a wife and two babies as fully dependent. He had no previous military service, and was medium height, stout build, brown hair, dark eyes, and had no disabilities (World War I Draft Registration Cards, database on www.ancestry.com, also on FHL Microfilm 1,877,788).
In the 1930 US Census, this family resided on Grover Avenue in Garden City, Clark County, South Dakota. The household included Delbert L. Seaver (indexed as "Searer" on www.ancestry.com, head, male, white, age 38, married, first at age 20, born IA, father born VT, mother born IL, a patrolman, works on county highway, owns home worth $1,200), Ada M. Seaver (wife, female, white, age 39, married, first at age 21, born SD, parents born IL), Lester G. Seaver (son, male, white, age 16, single, born SD, father born IA, mother born SD), Alice M. Seaver (daughter, female, white, age 14, single, born SD, father born IA, mother born SD), Harold E. Seaver (son, male, white, age 11, single, born SD, father born IA, mother born SD), Howard A. Seaver (son, male, white, age 9, single, born SD, father born IA, mother born SD) and Robert D. Seaver (son, male, white, age 7, single, born SD, father born IA, mother born SD) [National Archives Microfilm Series T626, Roll 2219, Page 2A, ED 13, Dwelling #39, Family #39, Lines 34-40].
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