James Magnus MCSWAIN Bernetta Octavia MCSWAIN Stella D MCSWAIN Ruth Alma MCSWAIN Marvin Martin MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Katherine Engle MARTIN Thad Mathew MCSWAIN Wirt Barnard MCSWAIN Katherine L MCSWAIN Bruce B MCSWAIN Ruth L LOWREY Mini tree diagram
James Marvin MCSWAIN

James Marvin MCSWAIN4,2,7

also known as Marvin MCSWAIN6

14th May 19131,2,3,4 - 14th Jul 19571

Life History

14th May 1913

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4

24th Sep 1938

Married Katherine Engle MARTIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

after 1941

Divorced from Katherine Engle MARTIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas

3rd May 1941

Birth of son Marvin Martin MCSWAIN in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.8,9

14th Jul 1957

Died in Arkansas.1

Suicide

after 14th Jul 1957

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

Other facts

 

CauseOfDeath: Suicide.5

 

Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN

Notes

  • James Marvin went by Marvin.  In the 1920 Arkansas County, Arkansas,Census, he is even listed as Marvin J, age 6.  His gravestone has JMarvin.  His father was listed in several sources, including hisgravestone, as James M.  His father was James Magnus,  I documentedthe name of Marvin's father when I found James Magnus' WWI DraftRegistration information in January 2008.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 February, District16, Page 7A, Ethel & Chute Rd, House #121
    Fam #125, McSwain, James M  Head M W 35 AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Ruth L  Wife F W 33 OK IN AR
    McSwain, Marvin J  Son M W 6 AR AR OK

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, PrairieTownship, District 7, Page 6B, Ethel & Chute Rd, Hse #115, Fam #116
    Knowlton, Oregon Jr Head M W 23  married at 21  AR AR AR Farmer
    Knowlton, Ruth A Wife F W 19 married at 17  AR AR USA McSwain
    Marvin Brother-in-Law  M W 16 Single  AR AR AR

    Marvin was married to widow Kathryn Engle Martin Rawls on 24 September1938.

    Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    Certificate 00216, Volume 0002
    Marvin McSwain
    Gender: Male
    Age: 25, Birth Year: abt 1913
    Residence: Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Katherine Rawls
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age: 26
    Spouse's Residence: DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Sep 1938 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 24 Sep 1938

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 April, DeWitt,District 1-16, page 1B, Madison Avenue, Hse #18, Owns $1000
    McSwain, Marvin Head M W 26 Grade 7 b Arkansas Ethel, Ark in 1935Farmer, Farm Tenant
    McSwain, Kathryn Wife F W 28 Grade HS-4 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    McSwain, Byrdie Engle Dau F W 5mos Single b Arkansas
    Rawls, Donald Lee Stepson M W 5 Single b Arkansas same house in 1935

    They were divorced after the birth of two children.  We understand hewas married again later, but do not have details.

    Like his father, Marvin also died by suicide, in July 1957.

Sources

  • 1. Gravestone of J Marvin McSwain, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 4 February, District 16, Page 7A, Ethel & Chute Rd, House #121, Fam
  • 3. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    • Certificate 00216, Volume 0002
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 21 April, Prairie Township, District 7, Page 6B, Ethel & Chute Rd, Hse
  • 5. Edith Marie McSwain Jenkins, Personal Knowledge
  • 6. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    • page 0835
  • 7. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=116015111
  • 8. Obituary of Marvin Martin McSwain
  • 9. Social Security Death Index

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