John Gabel1

M, #23841, b. 3 September 1910
Father*Peter Gabel1 b. Dec 1865
Mother*Kataryna Kellar1 b. Dec 1875
Relationship1st cousin 2 times removed of Carole Elizabeth Watson
Last Edited22 Jun 2021
     He was born on 3 September 1910 at RM of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada, according to Manitoba Birth Registration 1910-003163.2 Alternatively, he may have been born in October 1910 at Manitoba, Canada, since he was age 7 months in the 1911 census.1

Census Data

     John Gabel appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of RM of Gimli, Manitoba in the household of his parents, Peter Gabel and Catherine Gabel.1

Citations

  1. [S2113] Peter Gabel household, 12 June 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sub-district 44, Selkirk, Manitoba; Page: 10; Family No: 92, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  2. [S817] Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency, Manitoba Vital Statistics (Winnipeg, Manitoba: Vital Statistics Agency), Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency - Genealogy Search page, Name: John Gabel. Hereinafter cited as Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Bruce Bernard Lafitte1

M, #23842, b. 28 April 1948, d. 31 October 1970
Father*Cecil Bernard Lafitte2 b. 24 Jul 1917, d. 23 Feb 1973
Mother*Lorena McSwain2 b. 4 Jan 1917, d. 25 Jul 2002
Last Edited15 Jan 2022
     He was born on 28 April 1948 at Shelby County, Texas, USA. However, his death certificate gives his birth date as the 20th, not the 28th.2,1,3 The cause of his death was given as when the car he was a passenger was struck broadside by a train.4
     He died on 31 October 1970 at Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 22.5,6,7 The informant on his death registration was his wife.6
     The following selected information is extracted from a news item. Survived by his parents, Bernard Lafitte and Mrs. Bernard Lafitte.4      Bruce Bernard Lafitte was buried on 1 November 1970 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,4
     He was also known as Bruce Bernard LaFitte.8

Citations

  1. [S1356] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, Mildred M Christian & Bruce B Lafitte. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  2. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997 (Publisher: Texas Department of State Health Services.), Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997; "This database includes images of the original computer generated list of birth"; cited as "TX Birth Index - 1903-1997., Name: Bruce Bernard Lafitte.
  3. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Bruce Bernard Lafitte
    Grave marker transcription:
    Bruce B. Lafitte     Apr. 28, 1948 - Oct. 31, 1970.
  4. [S11549] Tenah Car-Train Crash Kills Two, The Marshall News Messenger, Marshall, Texas, 01 Nov 1970, Page 1 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Car-train crash kills Bruce Bernard Lafitte and Ronald Wayne Eddins and Car-train crash continued. Hereinafter cited as Marshall News Messenger.
  5. [S1353] 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).
  6. [S11551] Bruce Berbard Lafitte, Death Certificate 91356 (06 Nov 1970), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA, Bruce Bernard Lofitte, Date of Death: 31 Oct 1970, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA; Certificate No:91356. Hereinafter cited as Texas Death Certificates.
  7. [S2114] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Bruce Bernard LAFITTE.
  8. [S11552] Ark-La-Tex Weddings and Engagements: LaFitte-Christian, The Shreveport Journal, Shreveport, Louisiana, 18 Feb 1970, Page 25, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Lafitte -- Christian. Hereinafter cited as Shreveport Journal.

Cecil Bernard Lafitte1,2

M, #23843, b. 24 July 1917, d. 23 February 1973
Last Edited28 May 2021
     He was born on 24 July 1917 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,3 Cecil married Lorena McSwain.1
     He died on 23 February 1973 at his home at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 55.2,3 The cause of his death was given as accidental, shot with gun at his residence.3      Cecil Bernard Lafitte was buried on 24 February 1973 at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,3      Cecil Bernard Lafitte was buried at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2
     In a news item about the death of Bruce Bernard Lafitte who died 31 October 1970, his parents, Bernard Lafitte and Mrs. Bernard Lafitte were listed or implied as survivors.4

Family

Lorena McSwain b. 4 Jan 1917, d. 25 Jul 2002
Marriage*Cecil married Lorena McSwain.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997 (Publisher: Texas Department of State Health Services.), Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997; "This database includes images of the original computer generated list of birth"; cited as "TX Birth Index - 1903-1997., Name: Bruce Bernard Lafitte.
  2. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Cecil Bernard Lafitte
    Grave marker transcription:
    Cecil Bernard Lafitte     July 24, 1917 - Feb. 23, 1973.
  3. [S11553] Cecil Berbard Lafitte, Death Certificate 23580 (26 Feb 1973), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA, Cecil Bernard Lafitte, Date of Death: 23 Feb 1973, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA; Certificate No:23580. Hereinafter cited as Texas Death Certificates.
  4. [S11549] Tenah Car-Train Crash Kills Two, The Marshall News Messenger, Marshall, Texas, 01 Nov 1970, Page 1 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Car-train crash kills Bruce Bernard Lafitte and Ronald Wayne Eddins and Car-train crash continued. Hereinafter cited as Marshall News Messenger.

Lorena McSwain1

F, #23844, b. 4 January 1917, d. 25 July 2002
Last Edited12 Jun 2021
     She was born on 4 January 1917 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2 Lorena married Cecil Bernard Lafitte.1
     She died on 25 July 2002 possibly in Houston at Texas, USA, at age 85.2,3
     In a news item about the death of Bruce Bernard Lafitte who died 31 October 1970, his parents, Bernard Lafitte and Mrs. Bernard Lafitte were listed or implied as survivors.4
     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Times (Shreveport Edition) published in Shreveport, Louisiana, 27 July 2002.3

Family

Cecil Bernard Lafitte b. 24 Jul 1917, d. 23 Feb 1973
Child

Citations

  1. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997 (Publisher: Texas Department of State Health Services.), Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997; "This database includes images of the original computer generated list of birth"; cited as "TX Birth Index - 1903-1997., Name: Bruce Bernard Lafitte.
  2. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: Lorena McSwain; Birth: 04 Jan 1917, Center, Texas; Death: 25 Jul 2002; Parents: Sanford McSwain & Stella Holt. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  3. [S11550] Deaths: SHelby County, Texas, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, 27 Jul 2002, Page 14, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death Notice: Lorena LaFitte nee McSwain (Aged 85). Hereinafter cited as Times.
  4. [S11549] Tenah Car-Train Crash Kills Two, The Marshall News Messenger, Marshall, Texas, 01 Nov 1970, Page 1 & 8 viewed at Newspapers.com, Car-train crash kills Bruce Bernard Lafitte and Ronald Wayne Eddins and Car-train crash continued. Hereinafter cited as Marshall News Messenger.

H F Biggars1

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

Citations

  1. [S2114] 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. [S2667] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Biggers, Hubert E. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  3. [S2668] 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 Edited30 Oct 2021
     He was born on 15 October 1854 at 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 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 67.1,7      William Thomas Swanzy was buried on 5 February 1922 at Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,7

Census Data

     W. T. and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 89, enumerated 17 June 1880, described as a farmer. The household also included his widowed mother, M A Stublefield and James Tribble, possibly a nephew.5
     William and Sarrah J. Swanzy appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, enumerated 1 June 1900, described 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. and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Justice Precinct 4, enumerated 25 April 1910, described 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. and Sarah J. Swanzy appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, enumerated 12 February 1920, described as a farmer. Their children: Minnie and Ethel, were listed as living with them.2
     William T. Swanzy was identified as Marguritte's father in the death registration of Marguritte Alice Swanzy who died on 24 February 1951.8
     William Swanzy was identified as the father of Lee Ella Swanzy in Lee's obituary after her death on 20 March 1972.9

Family

Sarah Jane Cochrane b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 2 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. [S2114] 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. [S2118] William Swanzy household, 10 to 12 Feb 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration T625_1846; Image 828.
  3. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, ? Swanzy and Matilda A Stubblefield.
  4. [S2115] 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. [S2116] 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. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  7. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, W. T. Swanzy      10-15-1854      02-02-1922. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  8. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Marguritte Alice Alford, Date of Death: 24 Feb 1951, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA, Age: 69, Birth Date: 08 Apr 1881, Shelby, texas, Father: William T Swanzy, Mother: Sarah Alice Cochran. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  9. [S1577] 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.
  10. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Margurite Alice SWANZY and Lawrence Allen ALFORD.
  11. [S2726] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  12. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  13. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.
  14. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Cora Jane Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  15. [S2667] 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. 2 April 1927
Father*William Cochran2
Mother*Mary Thompson2
Last Edited30 Oct 2021
     She was born on 27 October 1855 at Angelina County, Texas, USA.1,3,4,5,2 Alternatively, she may have been born in November 1855 at Texas, USA, in the 1900 census.6 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.1,3,7,4
     She died on 2 April 1927 at Alto, Cherokee County, Texas, USA, at age 71 according to her death certificate.8,2 Alternatively, she died on 1 April 1927 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 71 according to a cemetery transcription.1,9 The informant on her death registration was her son (I assume), R. J. Swanzy Her parents were identified as William Cochran and Mary Thompson.2      Sarah Jane Cochrane was buried on 3 April 1927 at Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,5,2

Census Data

     W. T. and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1880 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 89, enumerated 17 June 1880, described as a farmer. The household also included his widowed mother, M A Stublefield and James Tribble, possibly a nephew.7
     William and Sarrah J. Swanzy appeared on the 1900 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, enumerated 1 June 1900, described 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. and Sarah Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Justice Precinct 4, enumerated 25 April 1910, described 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.3]
     W. T. and Sarah J. Swanzy appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, enumerated 12 February 1920, described as a farmer. Their children: Minnie and Ethel, were listed as living with them.4
     Sarah Jane Cochrane was also known as Sarah Alice (sic) Cochrane.10 She was identified as Marguritte's mother in the death registration of Marguritte Alice Swanzy who died on 24 February 1951.10 Sara Swanzy was identified as the mother of Lee Ella Swanzy in Lee's obituary after her death on 20 March 1972.11

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.1,3,7,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S2114] 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. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Mrs W T Swanzy, Date of Death: 02 Apr 1927, Alto, Cherokee, Texas, USA, Age: 71, Birth Date: abt 1856, Angelina County, Texas, Father: Wm Cochran, Mother: Mary Thompson. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  3. [S2115] 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. [S2118] William Swanzy household, 10 to 12 Feb 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration T625_1846; Image 828.
  5. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Mother S. J.. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  6. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  7. [S2116] 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.
  8. [S1353] 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.
  9. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Mother S. J. Swanzy      10-27-1855      04-01-1927.
  10. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Marguritte Alice Alford, Date of Death: 24 Feb 1951, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA, Age: 69, Birth Date: 08 Apr 1881, Shelby, texas, Father: William T Swanzy, Mother: Sarah Alice Cochran.
  11. [S1577] 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.
  12. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Margurite Alice SWANZY and Lawrence Allen ALFORD.
  13. [S2726] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  14. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  15. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.
  16. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Cora Jane Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  17. [S2667] 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
     He was born at 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. [S2114] 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. [S2115] 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. [S2116] 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
     She was born in 1831 at Tennessee, USA, in the 1910 census.1,2 Alternatively, she may have been born in 1832 at Mississippi, USA, in the 1880 census.3 Matilda married (?) Swanzy.1,2

Census Data

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

Matilda Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of William T. and Sarah Swanzy.2
     Matilda A Stubblefield was a survivor of her husband (?) who died before 1880.1,3

Family

(?) Swanzy d. b 1880
Child

Citations

  1. [S2114] 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. [S2115] 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. [S2116] 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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited30 Oct 2021
     He was born in July 1893 at Texas, USA, in the 1900 census.2 Alternatively, he may have been born circa 1899 at Texas, USA, age 11 in the 1910 census.1

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
     Robert Swanzy was also known as R. J. Swanzy.3 He was the informant on the death registration of Mrs. W. T. Swanzy, who died on 2 April 1927.3
     In the obituary of Cora Swanzy Alford who died 23 July 1978, her brother, Bob Swanzy, of Center, Texas, was listed as a survivor.4

Citations

  1. [S2115] 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. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  3. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Mrs W T Swanzy, Date of Death: 02 Apr 1927, Alto, Cherokee, Texas, USA, Age: 71, Birth Date: abt 1856, Angelina County, Texas, Father: Wm Cochran, Mother: Mary Thompson. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  4. [S9290] 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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited18 Jun 2019
     She was born in July 1897 at Texas, USA.2,4,3

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
     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

Citations

  1. [S1577] 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. [S2115] 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. [S2118] William Swanzy household, 10 to 12 Feb 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration T625_1846; Image 828.
  4. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  5. [S9280] 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. [S9281] 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. [S9290] 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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited18 Jun 2019
     She was born circa 1902 at Texas, USA.3,1

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
     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.4
     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.5
     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

Citations

  1. [S2118] William Swanzy household, 10 to 12 Feb 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration T625_1846; Image 828.
  2. [S1577] 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. [S2115] 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. [S9280] 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.
  5. [S9281] 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.
  6. [S9290] 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
     He was born on 25 December 1888 according to the Shelby County transcription of his gravestone.5 He was born on 25 December 1889 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.6,2,3 William married Mary Addie Garrett before 1932.4,7
     He died on 5 June 1975 at Shelby General Hospital (AKA Memorial 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 at Truitt Cemetery, Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,5

Census Data

     William R Swanzy appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, in the household of William T. and Sarah Swanzy.6
     He was commonly known as Dutch.2,5

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. [S2114] 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. [S2121] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Swanzy, William Roger (Dutch). Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  4. [S2122] 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. [S2669] Truitt Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, W. R. "Dutch". Hereinafter cited as Truit Cemetery.
  6. [S2115] 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. [S394] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.
  8. [S2672] 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
     He was born circa 1874 at Texas, USA.1

Census Data

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

Citations

  1. [S2116] 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.

Marguritte Alice Swanzy1

F, #23856, b. 8 April 1881, d. 24 February 1951
Father*William Thomas Swanzy2,3,4,1 b. 15 Oct 1854, d. 2 Feb 1922
Mother*Sarah Jane Cochrane2,3,4,1 b. 27 Oct 1855, d. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited17 Dec 2021
     She was born on 8 April 1881 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,5,6,7,4,1 Marguritte married Lawrence Allen Alford on 27 February 1903 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,5,6,8,4
     She died on 24 February 1951 at Warren Hospital, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 69 according to her death certificate.9,2,7,4,1,10
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Laurence Alford, E. B. Alford, W. L. Alford, Floyd Swansey, W. R. Swansey, Mrs. John Alford, Mrs. Alba Alford, Mrs. W D Bains, Mrs. C F Welborn, Mrs. Ellis Sewell (Sic) and Mrs. John R. Williamson.10 The informant on her death registration was her son, Elward Alford Her parents were identified as William T. Swanzy and Sarah Alice (sic) Cochrane.1      Marguritte Alice Swanzy was buried on 25 February 1951 or 26 February 1951 at Rather Cemetery (AKA Rathermans or Hurstown Cemetery), Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,4,10,1

Census Data

     Maggie appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, William Swanzy and Sarrah J. Swanzy.3
     Lawrence and Maggie Alford appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 4, enumerated 18 April 1910, described as a farmer. They had been married for 7 years. Their children: Irma and Verna, were listed as living with them.6
     L A and Maggie Alford appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 3, District 189, enumerated 12 February 1920, described as a farmer. Their children: Irma L., Verna, Elward and Willie, were listed as living with them.5
     Her name was also recorded as Margurite Alice Swanzy.2
     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Times published in Shreveport, Louisiana, 25 February 1951.10
     In the obituary of Elward Baldy Alford who died 1 February 2006,his wife, the former Marguritte Alice Swanzy was listed as predeceased.11

Family

Lawrence Allen Alford b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Marriage*Marguritte married Lawrence Allen Alford on 27 February 1903 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,5,6,8,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Marguritte Alice Alford, Date of Death: 24 Feb 1951, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA, Age: 69, Birth Date: 08 Apr 1881, Shelby, texas, Father: William T Swanzy, Mother: Sarah Alice Cochran. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  2. [S2114] 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. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  4. [S2726] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, Mrs. Lawrence. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  5. [S2119] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  6. [S2120] 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.
  7. [S2667] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Maggie Alford. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  8. [S2671] 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.
  9. [S1353] 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.
  10. [S9280] 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. [S7546] 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 Elward Baldy Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.
  12. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Irma L ALFORD.
  13. [S10398] Obituaries: Irma Alford Sowell, The Missoulian, Missoula, Montana, 25 Aug 1987, Page 10, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Irma Sowell née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Missoulian.
  14. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Verna ALFORD.
  15. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD.
  16. [S2114] 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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     She was born on 9 April 1883 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.4,1,2,3 Lee married John Isham Alford.1
     She died on 20 March 1972 at Shelby General Hospital (AKA Memorial Hospital), Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 88.6,5,1,2,3
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): John R Alford, W. R. Swanzy, Cora Alford, Minnie Bains and Ethel Wellborn.5      Lee Ella Swanzy was buried on 22 March 1972 at Rather Cemetery (AKA Rathermans or Hurstown Cemetery), Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3,5

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
     She was commonly known as 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
     In the obituary of Eric Clarence Alford who died 8 August 1968, his mother, Lee Ella Alford, of Shelbyville, was listed as a survivor.10

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S2114] 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. [S2667] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lee Ella Alford. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  3. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Lee Ella. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  4. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  5. [S1577] 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. [S1353] 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. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, John Robert.
  8. [S9280] 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. [S9281] 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. [S1577] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Obituary: Eric Clarence Alford (use CTRL F to find his obituary on this page).
  11. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Eric Clarence Alford & Lorena ?
  12. [S2121] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Alford, Eric Clarence. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  13. [S2114] 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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited27 Oct 2021
     He was born on 25 August 1885 at Patroon, Shelby County, Texas, USA.5,1,2,6 Floyd married Willie Lee Alford on 23 August 1907 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.7,2,3,4
     He died on 2 July 1960 at his home at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 74. He was a retired mail carrier.1,2,8
     The following selected 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. His wife, Willie Lee Alford was referenced but not by name.8      Floyd P. Swanzy was buried on 4 July 1960 at Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA. His funeral service was held at First Christian Church.1,2,8

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. 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, described 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
     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 obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Times published in Shreveport, Louisiana, 5 July 1960.8

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S2670] Shelbyville Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Floyd P.. Hereinafter cited as Shelbyville Cemetery.
  2. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, 1960 - Swanzy, Floyd P.. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  3. [S6488] Jack Kenneth Swanzy, Standard Certificate of Birth 84743 (1924), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  4. [S9294] 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. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T623_1669.
  6. [S6489] Marjory June Swanzy, Standard Certificate of Birth 41339 (1927), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  7. [S2668] 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. [S9281] 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. [S9280] 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. [S7087] 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. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Carlisle, Katherine.
  12. [S2667] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Infant. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  13. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Swanzy, William. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  14. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997 (Publisher: Texas Department of State Health Services.), Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997; "This database includes images of the original computer generated list of birth"; cited as "TX Birth Index - 1903-1997., Name:     Marjory June Swanzy.

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. 2 Apr 1927
Last Edited27 Oct 2021
     She was born on 2 November 1890 at Texas, USA.2,1
     She died on 29 April 1907 at age 16.1      Laura L. Swanzy was buried at Rather Cemetery (AKA Rathermans or Hurstown 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. [S2667] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Swanzy, Laura L.. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  2. [S2117] William Swanzy household, 01 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Justice Precinct 3, Shelby, Texas; Page: 1A, Enumeration District: 88, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration 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*Marguritte Alice Swanzy5,1,4 b. 8 Apr 1881, d. 24 Feb 1951
Last Edited27 Oct 2021
     He was born on 29 October 1912 at Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,6,4,7 Elward married Lorena Gilmore on 28 January 1938 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.8,2,9
     He died on 1 February 2006 at Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA, at age 93.7,4,10
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary.4      Elward Baldy Alford was buried on 4 February 2006 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, USA.4
     
Military Service

     Elward Baldy Alford began military service on 9 December 1943 at the age of 31 US Navy.7 Elward Baldy Alford ended his military service on 28 December 1945
End of Military Service section.7

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
     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.11 He was the informant on the death registration of his mother, Marguritte Alice Swanzy, who died on 24 February 1951.12
     In the obituary of Irma Alford Sowell who died 23 August 1987, her brother, Elward Alford, of Chandler, Texas, was listed as a survivor.13,14
     In the obituary of Lorena Alford who died 8 August 1990, her husband, E. B. Alford, of Lake Palestine, was listed as a survivor.15
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared Tyler Morning Telegraph published in Tyler, Texas, 2 February 2006.10

Family

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

Citations

  1. [S2119] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  2. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997 (Publisher: Texas Department of State Health Services.), Ancestry.com, Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997; "This database includes images of the original computer generated list of birth"; cited as "TX Birth Index - 1903-1997., Name: Elward Kendall Alford.
  3. [S1577] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Willie Lawrence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  4. [S7546] 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 Elward Baldy Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.
  5. [S2114] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD.
  6. [S1356] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, Elward B Alford & Ercyle Jarry. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  7. [S3870] 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. [S2114] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD and Lorena Gilmore.
  9. [S2671] 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. [S10396] Rite Slated Saturday for Elward B. Alford, Tyler Morning Telegraph, Tyler, Texas, 02 Feb 2006, Page 12, column 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Elward B. Alford. Hereinafter cited as Morning Telegraph.
  11. [S9280] 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.
  12. [S5605] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, online Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982, Marguritte Alice Alford, Date of Death: 24 Feb 1951, Center, Shelby, Texas, USA, Age: 69, Birth Date: 08 Apr 1881, Shelby, texas, Father: William T Swanzy, Mother: Sarah Alice Cochran. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  13. [S10397] Death Notices: Sowell, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, 26 Aug 1987, Page 17, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Irma Sowell née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Star-Telegram.
  14. [S10398] Obituaries: Irma Alford Sowell, The Missoulian, Missoula, Montana, 25 Aug 1987, Page 10, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Irma Sowell née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Missoulian.
  15. [S1577] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lorena Gilmore Alford.