Bruce Bernard Lafitte1

M, #23842, b. 28 April 1948, d. 31 October 1970
Mother*Lorena McSwain2
Last Edited27 Aug 2017
     Bruce was born on 28 April 1948 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2 He died on 31 October 1970 in Shelby County, Texas, at age 22.3,4

Citations

  1. [S1452] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, Mildred M Christian & Bruce B Lafitte. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  2. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Bruce Bernard Lafitte. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  3. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Bruce Lofitte (sic).
  4. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Bruce Bernard LAFITTE.

Lorena McSwain1

F, #23844
Last Edited11 Jul 2009

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Bruce Bernard Lafitte. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.

H F Biggars1

M, #23845, b. 7 September 1910, d. 11 January 1954
Last Edited21 Feb 2010
     H was born on 7 September 1910 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2 He died on 11 January 1954 in Shelby County, Texas, at age 43.1,2 He was buried in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2
     His name was also recorded as Hubert E Biggars.3,2

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Era Mae ALFORD & H F Biggars.
  2. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Biggers, Hubert E. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  3. [S2825] The Brides of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Era Mae Alford & H E Biggars. Hereinafter cited as Brides of Shelby County.

William Thomas Swanzy1,2

M, #23847, b. 15 October 1854, d. 2 February 1922
Father*(?) Swanzy3 d. b 1880
Mother*Matilda A Stubblefield3,4,5 b. 1831
Last Edited8 Jan 2018
     William was born on 15 October 1854 in Texas, USA.1,4,5,6,2,7 William married Sarah Jane Cochrane in 1880, the 1880 census shows that they were married during the census year, and the 1900 census shows that they were married for 20 years.1,4,5,2 He died on 2 February 1922 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 67.1,7 William Thomas Swanzy was buried on 5 February 1922 in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,7
     William Swanzy was identified as the father of Lee Ella Swanzy in Lee's obituary after her death on 20 March 1972.8

Census Data

     W T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 89, enumerated 17 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. The household also included his widowed mother, M A Stublefield and James Tribble, possibly a nephew.5

William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, enumerated 1 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Maggie, Lulla, Floyd, Cara, Laura, Rob E and Minnie were listed as living with them. He had been married to "Sarrah J" for 20 years, and they had 7 children, all of whom were still living.6

William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Justice Precinct 4, enumerated 25 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Robert, Minnie and Ethel were listed as living with them. As was his widowed mother, Matilda Swanzy and his nephew, William R Swanzy.4]

W T Swanzy and Sarah J Swanzy appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, enumerated 12 February 1920, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Minnie and Ethel were listed as living with them.2

Family

Sarah Jane Cochrane b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Marriage*William married Sarah Jane Cochrane in 1880, the 1880 census shows that they were married during the census year, and the 1900 census shows that they were married for 20 years.1,4,5,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, William Thomas Swanzy and Sarah Jane Cochrane.
  2. [S2251] William Swanzy household, Feb 10 to 12, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, Ancestry.com T625_1846; Image 828.
  3. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, ? Swanzy and Matilda A Stubblefield.
  4. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  5. [S2249] W T Swanzy household, June 17, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 59.3000; Enumeration District: 89, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255326.
  6. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  7. [S2827] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, W. T.. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  8. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  9. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Margurite Alice SWANZY and Lawrence Allen ALFORD.
  10. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  11. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  12. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.
  13. [S2892] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Cora Jane Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  14. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Laura L.. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.

Sarah Jane Cochrane1

F, #23848, b. 27 October 1855, d. 1 April 1927
Last Edited8 Jan 2018
     Sarah was born on 27 October 1855 in Texas, USA, as recorded on her gravestone.1,2,3,4 Alternatively, she was born in November 1855 in Texas in the 1900 census.5 Sarah married William Thomas Swanzy in 1880, the 1880 census shows that they were married during the census year, and the 1900 census shows that they were married for 20 years.1,2,6,3 She died on 1 April 1927 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 71 gravestone.1,4 She died on 2 April 1927 in Cherokee County, Texas, USA, at age 71 Mrs W T Swanzy.7 Sarah Jane Cochrane was buried on 3 April 1927 in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,4
     She was identified as the mother of Lee Ella Swanzy in Lee's obituary after her death on 20 March 1972.8

Census Data

     Sarah Swanzy and W T Swanzy appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 89, enumerated 17 June 1880, enumerated as a farmer. The household also included his widowed mother, M A Stublefield and James Tribble, possibly a nephew.6

Sarrah J Swanzy and William Swanzy appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, enumerated 1 June 1900, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Maggie, Lulla, Floyd, Cara, Laura, Rob E and Minnie were listed as living with them. He had been married to "Sarrah J" for 20 years, and they had 7 children, all of whom were still living.5

Sarah Swanzy and William T Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Justice Precinct 4, enumerated 25 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Robert, Minnie and Ethel were listed as living with them. As was his widowed mother, Matilda Swanzy and his nephew, William R Swanzy.2]

Sarah J Swanzy and W T Swanzy appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, enumerated 12 February 1920, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Minnie and Ethel were listed as living with them.3

Family

William Thomas Swanzy b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Marriage*Sarah married William Thomas Swanzy in 1880, the 1880 census shows that they were married during the census year, and the 1900 census shows that they were married for 20 years.1,2,6,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, William Thomas Swanzy and Sarah Jane Cochrane.
  2. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  3. [S2251] William Swanzy household, Feb 10 to 12, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, Ancestry.com T625_1846; Image 828.
  4. [S2827] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Mother S. J.. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  5. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  6. [S2249] W T Swanzy household, June 17, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 59.3000; Enumeration District: 89, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255326.
  7. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Mrs. W. T. Swanzy.
  8. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  9. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Margurite Alice SWANZY and Lawrence Allen ALFORD.
  10. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  11. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  12. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.
  13. [S2892] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Cora Jane Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  14. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Laura L.. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.

(?) Swanzy1

M, #23849, d. before 1880
Last Edited30 Oct 2017
     (?) was born in Mississippi, USA.1 (?) married Matilda A Stubblefield.1,2 He died before 1880 since she was a listed as a widow in the 1880 census.1,3

Family

Matilda A Stubblefield b. 1831
Child

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, ? Swanzy and Matilda A Stubblefield.
  2. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  3. [S2249] W T Swanzy household, June 17, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 59.3000; Enumeration District: 89, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255326.

Matilda A Stubblefield1

F, #23850, b. 1831
Last Edited30 Oct 2017
     Matilda was born in 1831 in Tennessee, USA, in the 1910 census.1,2 Alternatively, she was born in 1832 in Mississippi, USA, in the 1880 census.3 Matilda married (?) Swanzy.1,2
     Matilda A Stubblefield was a survivor of her husband (?) who died before 1880.1,3

Census Data

     M A appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of W T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.3

Matilda appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.2

Family

(?) Swanzy d. b 1880
Child

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, ? Swanzy and Matilda A Stubblefield.
  2. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  3. [S2249] W T Swanzy household, June 17, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 59.3000; Enumeration District: 89, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255326.

Robert Swanzy1

M, #23851, b. July 1893
Father*William Thomas Swanzy1,2 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane1,2 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited20 Jun 2019
     Robert was born in July 1893 in Texas, USA, in the 1900 census.2 Alternatively, he was born circa 1899 in Texas age 11 in the 1910 census.1
     In the obituary of Cora Swanzy Alford who died 23 July 1978, her brother, Bob Swanzy of Center, Texas, was listed as a survivor.3

Census Data

     Rob E appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.2

Robert appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.1

Citations

  1. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  2. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  3. [S9790] Deaths: Cora Swanzy Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 25, 1978, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Cora Alford née Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

Minnie Swanzy1,2,3

F, #23852, b. July 1897
Father*William Thomas Swanzy2,4,3 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane2,4,3 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited18 Jun 2019
     Minnie was born in July 1897 in Texas, USA.2,4,3
     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951, her sister, Mrs W D Bains of Brookshire, Texas, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Floyd P Swanzy who died 2 July 1960, his sister Minnie, Mrs W D Bain of Brookshire, Texas, was listed as a survivor.6
     In the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy who died 20 March 1972, her sister, Minnie Bains of Brookshire, TX, was listed as a survivor.1
     In the obituary of Cora Swanzy Alford who died 23 July 1978, her sister, Minnie Bains of Brookshire, Texas, was listed as a survivor.7

Census Data

     Minnie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.4

Minnie appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.2

Minnie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, W T Swanzy and Sarah J Swanzy.3

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  3. [S2251] William Swanzy household, Feb 10 to 12, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, Ancestry.com T625_1846; Image 828.
  4. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  5. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  6. [S9781] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  7. [S9790] Deaths: Cora Swanzy Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 25, 1978, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Cora Alford née Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

Ethel Swanzy1,2

F, #23853, b. circa 1902
Father*William Thomas Swanzy3 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane3 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited18 Jun 2019
     Ethel was born circa 1902 in Texas, USA.3,1
     Ethel Swanzy was also known as Mrs C T Wilburn.4
     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951,
In the obituary of Margurite Alice Swanzy who died 24 Feb 1951, her sister Ethel, Ethel Swanzy of Gladewater, Texas, was listed as a survivor., Mrs C F Welborn was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Floyd P Swanzy who died 2 July 1960, his sister Ethel, Mrs C T Wilburn of Gladewater, Texas, was listed as a survivor.4
     In the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy who died 20 March 1972, her sister, Ethel Wellborn of Gladwater, TX, was listed as a survivor.2
     In the obituary of Cora Swanzy Alford who died 23 July 1978, her sister, Ethel Wellborn of Gladewater, Texas, was listed as a survivor.6

Census Data

     Ethel appeared on the 1910 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.3

Ethel appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, W T Swanzy and Sarah J Swanzy.1

Citations

  1. [S2251] William Swanzy household, Feb 10 to 12, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, Ancestry.com T625_1846; Image 828.
  2. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  3. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  4. [S9781] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  5. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  6. [S9790] Deaths: Cora Swanzy Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 25, 1978, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Cora Alford née Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

William Roger Swanzy1,2,3,4,5

M, #23854, b. 25 December 1889, d. 5 June 1975
Father*John Robert Swanzy2,3 b. 22 Jan 1852, d. 21 Jan 1903
Mother*Jane Casey Harkness2,3
Last Edited10 Nov 2016
     William was born on 25 December 1888 according to the Shelby County transcription of his gravestone.5 William was born on 25 December 1889 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.6,2,3 William married Mary Addie Garrett before 1932.4,7 He died on 5 June 1975 in Shelby General Hospital, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 85 He was a retired lawman at the time of his death.2,3,5 William Roger Swanzy was buried in Truitt Cemetery, Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,5
     He also went by the name of Dutch.2,5

Census Data

     William R appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of William T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy.6

Family

Mary Addie Garrett b. 12 Jan 1893, d. 8 Feb 1974
Marriage*William married Mary Addie Garrett before 1932.4,7 
Child

Citations

  1. Or William Rogers.
  2. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, William Roger "Dutch" Swanzy.
  3. [S2254] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Swanzy, William Roger (Dutch). Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  4. [S2255] Sabine County Births 1932, online http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sabine/vitals/births/1932/…, SWANZY, HUGH LEVI. Hereinafter cited as Sabine County Births 1932.
  5. [S2826] Truitt Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, W. R. "Dutch". Hereinafter cited as Truit Cemetery.
  6. [S2248] William T Swanzy household, Apr 25, 1910 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 861.
  7. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  8. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Swanzy, Wm Garrett. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.

James Tribble1

M, #23855, b. circa 1874
Last Edited12 Jul 2009
     James was born circa 1874 in Texas, USA.1

Census Data

     James appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of W T Swanzy and Sarah Swanzy, who may have been a nephew. The writing of the relationship is unclear.1

Citations

  1. [S2249] W T Swanzy household, June 17, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 59.3000; Enumeration District: 89, Ancestry.com Roll: T9_1325; Family History Film: 1255326.

Margurite Alice Swanzy1,2,3

F, #23856, b. 8 April 1881, d. 24 February 1951
Father*William Thomas Swanzy4,2,5 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane4,2,5 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     Margurite was born on 8 April 1881 in Texas, USA.4,6,7,8,5 Margurite married Lawrence Allen Alford on 27 February 1903 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,6,7,9,5 She died on 24 February 1951 at her home in Center, Shelby County, Texas, at age 69.3,2,8,5,10
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Laurence Alford, E B Alford, W L Alford, Floyd Swansey, Mrs John Alford, Mrs Alba Alford, Mrs W D Bains and Mrs C F Welborn.10 Margurite Alice Swanzy was buried on 26 February 1951 in Rather (Hurstown) Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,5,10
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Times published in Shreveport, Louisiana, 25 February 1951 .10

     June 2019 Research notes:
Which of her daughters was Mrs. Ellis Sewell, and which was Mrs. John R. Williamson?10

Census Data

     Maggie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.4

Maggie Alford and Lawrence Alford appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 4, enumerated 18 April 1910, enumerated as a farmer. They had been married for 7 years. Their children Irma and Verna were listed as living with them.7

Maggie Alford and L A Alford appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 189, enumerated 12 February 1920, enumerated as a farmer. Their children Irma L, Verna, Elward and Willie were listed as living with them.6

Family

Lawrence Allen Alford b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Marriage*Margurite married Lawrence Allen Alford on 27 February 1903 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,6,7,9,5 
Children

Citations

  1. Or Marguritee Alice in the Texas Death Index.
  2. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Margurite Alice SWANZY and Lawrence Allen ALFORD.
  3. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Marguritee Alice Alford.
  4. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  5. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  6. [S2252] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  7. [S2253] Lawrence Alford household, 18 Apr 1910 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 848.
  8. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Maggie Alford. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  9. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, L A Alford and Maggie Swanzie. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  10. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  11. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Verna ALFORD.
  12. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Irma L ALFORD.
  13. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD.
  14. [S8019] Eric Clarence Alford, The Champion, Center, TX, no date given viewed at Alford American Family Association,, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary transcription of Eric Clarence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.
  15. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Willie L ALFORD.

Lee Ella Swanzy1,2,3

F, #23857, b. 9 April 1883, d. 20 March 1972
Father*William Thomas Swanzy4,3,5 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane4,3,5 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     Lee was born on 9 April 1883 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.4,1,2,3 Lee married John Isham Alford.1 She died on 20 March 1972 in Shelby General Hospital, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 88.6,5,1,2,3
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): John R Alford, Cora Alford, Minnie Bains and Ethel Wellborn.5 Lee Ella Swanzy was buried on 22 March 1972 in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3,5
     She also went by the name of Lella.7
     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951, her sister, Mrs John Alford of Center, Texas, was listed as a survivor.8
     In the obituary of Floyd P Swanzy who died 2 July 1960, his sister Lee Ella, Mrs John Alford of Shelbyville, was listed as a survivor.9

Census Data

     Lulla appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.4

Family

John Isham Alford b. 18 Feb 1881, d. 26 Feb 1960
Marriage*Lee married John Isham Alford.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, John I Alford & Lee Ella Swanzy.
  2. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lee Ella Alford. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  3. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  4. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  5. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  6. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Lee Alford.
  7. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, John Robert.
  8. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  9. [S9781] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  10. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Eric Clarence Alford & Lorena ?
  11. [S2254] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Alford, Eric Clarence. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  12. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Eric Clarence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries.
  13. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, John Robert Alford & Artie B Furlow.

Floyd P Swanzy1,2,3,4

M, #23858, b. 25 August 1885, d. 2 July 1960
Father*William Thomas Swanzy5,2 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane5,2 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
     Floyd was born on 25 August 1885 in Patroon, Shelby County, Texas, USA.5,1,2,6 Floyd married Willie Lee Alford on 23 August 1907 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.7,2,3,4 He died on 2 July 1960 at his home in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 74. He was a retired mail carrier.1,2,8
     The following information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs Gene Gilliam, Mrs Wayland Matthews, Mrs Paul Carlisle, Bill Swanzy, Jack Swanzy, Mrs Cecil Victtetoe, Mrs Jack Pickard, Mrs John Alford, Mrs Alba Alford, Mrs W D Bain and Mrs C T Wilburn.8 Floyd P Swanzy was buried on 4 July 1960 in Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA. His funeral service was held at First Christian Church.1,2,8
     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951, her brother, Floyd Swansey of Shelbyville, Texas, was listed as a survivor.9
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Times published in Shreveport, Louisiana, 5 July 1960 .8

Census Data

     Floyd appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.5

Floyd P Swanzy and Willie Lee Alford appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas, enumerated 1 April 1930, enumerated as a rural carrier on route 2. Their children Wylma, Thelma, Bennie Mae, Katherine, Billie, Jack and Marjory June were listed as living with them.4

Family

Willie Lee Alford b. 18 Jun 1888, d. 4 Dec 1969
Marriage*Floyd married Willie Lee Alford on 23 August 1907 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.7,2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2827] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Floyd P.. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  2. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  3. [S6953] Jack Kenneth Swanzy, Standard Certificate of Birth 84743 (1924), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  4. [S9794] Floyd P. Swanzy hiousehold, Apr 24, 1930 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.
  6. [S6954] Marjory June Swanzy, Standard Certificate of Birth 41339 (1927), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  7. [S2825] The Brides of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Willie Lee Alford and Floyd Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Brides of Shelby County.
  8. [S9781] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  9. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  10. [S7556] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 (Publisher: FamilySearch), unknown repository, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001; "An ancestry.com database based upon one of the same name at FamilySearch, 2013. Marriage dates reflect the date and place of issue of the marriage license, not the actual wedding"; cited as "Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001., John H Mckenney & Wylma Lee Swanzy.
  11. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Carlisle, Katherine.
  12. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Infant. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  13. [S2892] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Swanzy, William. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  14. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name:     Marjory June Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.

Laura L Swanzy1

F, #23859, b. 2 November 1890, d. 29 April 1907
Father*William Thomas Swanzy2,1 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane2,1 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 1 Apr 1927
Last Edited10 Nov 2016
     Laura was born on 2 November 1890 in Texas, USA.2,1 She died on 29 April 1907 at age 16.1 She was buried in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Census Data

     Laura appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J Swanzy.2

Citations

  1. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Laura L.. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  2. [S2250] William Swanzy household, June 1, 1900 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, Ancestry.com Roll: T623_1669.

Elward Baldy Alford1,2,3,4

M, #23860, b. 29 October 1912, d. 1 February 2006
Father*Lawrence Allen Alford5,1,4 b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Mother*Margurite Alice Swanzy5,1,4 b. 8 Apr 1881, d. 24 Feb 1951
Last Edited12 Dec 2017
     Elward was born on 29 October 1912 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,6,4,7 Elward married Lorena Gilmore on 28 January 1938 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.8,2,9 He died on 1 February 2006 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA, at age 93.4,7 Elward Baldy Alford was buried on 4 February 2006 in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA.4
Military Service:
     Elward Baldy Alford began military service on 9 December 1943 US Navy.7
     Elward Baldy Alford ended his military service on 28 December 1945
End of Military Service section.7

     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951, her son, E B Alford of Palistine, Texas, was listed as a survivor.10
     In the obituary of Lorena Alford who died 8 August 1990, her husband, E B Alford of Lake Palestine, was listed as a survivor.11

Census Data

     Elward appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, L A Alford and Maggie Alford.1

Family

Lorena Gilmore b. 20 Nov 1915, d. 8 Aug 1990
Marriage*Elward married Lorena Gilmore on 28 January 1938 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.8,2,9 

Citations

  1. [S2252] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  2. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Elward Kendall Alford. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  3. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Willie Lawrence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  4. [S8019] Eric Clarence Alford, The Champion, Center, TX, no date given viewed at Alford American Family Association,, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary transcription of Eric Clarence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.
  5. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD.
  6. [S1452] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, Elward B Alford & Ercyle Jarry. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  7. [S4208] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Publisher: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; "Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs."; cited as "BIRLS Death File., Name: Elward Alford
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Date:     29 Oct 1912
    Death Date:     1 Feb 2006
    Branch 1:     NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1:     9 Dec 1943
    Release Date 1:     28 Dec 1945.
  8. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD and Lorena Gilmore.
  9. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, E B Alford Jr. and Lorena Gilmore. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  10. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  11. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lorena Gilmore Alford.