Millard Eldon MCSWAIN Mildred C HARDING Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living BLEVINS Marion Franklin MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living SMITH Olive Bell HOWRY Mini tree diagram
Millard Neal MCSWAIN

Millard Neal MCSWAIN1,2,9,3,4,5,10,6,7,8,5

15th Sep 19281,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,5 - 21st Jan 20081,3,4,7

Life History

15th Sep 1928

Born in Rule, Haskell, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,5

17th Apr 1976

Married Mildred C HARDING in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.8,5

1st Feb 1999

Divorced from Mildred C HARDING in Rockwall, Rockwall, Texas.5

20th Jul 2005

Death of Mildred C HARDING in Fate, Rockwall, Texas.11,7

21st Jan 2008

Died in Point, Rains, Texas.1,3,4,7

25th Jan 2008

Buried in Goree Cemetery, Goree, Knox, Texas.3,7

Other facts


Married Living BLEVINS


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN


  • Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Millard N McSwain
    Birth 15 Sep 1928 Haskell County
    Gender: Male
    Father E M McSwain
    Mother Olive B Howry

    1940 Federal Census, Knox County, Texas, 10 April, Goree Precinct 4,District 138-6, page 5B, Hse #108, Rents $10
    McSwain, Eldon Head M W 32 Married Grade 7 b Texas same place in 1935Laundry Proprietor [b abt 1902]
    McSwain, Olive Wife F W 30 Married Grade 2 b Texas same place in 1935[b abt 1910]
    McSwain, Millard Son M W 11 Grade 5 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt1929]
    McSwain, Marion Son 10 Grade 4 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1930]
    McSwain, Eva Dau 7 Grade 1 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1933]
    Smith, Ruby L Niece 12 Grade 5 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1928]

    Family information from Millard Eldon's Bible were scanned and sent tome by his daughter Judy McSwain Miller.  It is interesting that in thefamily tree there, Millard Neal's middle name is spelled Neill.  NeillHowry's name is also spelled that way.  It is not clear why the middlename is spelled Neill, or who added the death info and otherinformaiton for dates after Eldon's death, which looks like the sameor similar handwriting.  Judy, in her correspondence, spells it Neal,as we find on his Social Security records, and in his obituary.

    This  information reports that Neal married Nina Mae Blevins on 20January 1948.  This seems to be correct, since I have found a birthrecord for two of their children, born in 1949 and 1954.  But on theirdivorce record the date of marriage is reported as 7 Feb 1952.  I havefound no marriage record.

    Millard Neill
    Date of Birth Sept 20, 1928 Rule, Texas
    Married Jan 20, 1948 to Nina Mae Blevins Rule, Tex
    Date of Death Jan 21, 2000 Point, TX (East Tawakoni)
    --  Bible of Millard Eldon McSwain, courtesy of Judy McSwain Miller,daughter of McSwain Neal McSwain, 14 August 2014

    When I asked Judy about the two marriage dates, she cleared that upwith some more background.

    "The marriage record was Millard McSwain and Nina Blevins.  What isprobably off is the fact they married in 1949 [1948, according to theBible; 1st child born Sep 1949], divorced, and remarried.a couple ofyears later..go figure!  They were married in Texas  both times.  Thesecond marriage was Nina McSwain and Millard McSwain."
    --  Judy McSwain Miller, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 August 2014

    Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Lonnie Neal McSwain
    Birth 3 Sep 1949 Knox County
    Father's Name Millard Neal McSwain
    Mother's name Nina Mae Blevins

    Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Billy Eldon McSwain
    Birth 21 Nov 1954 Haskell County
    Father's Name Millard Neal McSwain
    Mother's name Nina Mae Blevins

    Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011
    Nina M McSwain
    Age 42, Birth year abt 1931
    Spouse's Name Millard N McSwain
    Spouse's Age 45
    Marriage Date 7 Feb 1952
    1 Child
    Divorce Date 30 Oct 1973 Dallas, Texas

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    Millard N Mcswain
    Age 47, Birth Year abt 1929
    Marriage 17 Apr 1976 Dallas, Texas
    Spouse Mildred Harding
    Spouse Age 47
    Source Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002

    Social Security Death Index
    Millard Neal McSwain
    Born 15 Sep 1928
    Died 21 Jan 2008
    Last Residence Point, Rains, Texas 75472
    SSN 459-42-5227
    459-42-5227 issued Texas (Before 1951)


    Millard Neal McSwain

    McSWAIN, MILLARD NEAL, Passed away on January 21, 2008 at the age of79. He was born to Eldon & Olive McSwain on September 15, 1928 inRule, TX.

    He grew up in Goree, TX & graduated from Goree High School in 1946.For many years he was the owner of McSwain Garage, which was anAuto-Truck-Tractor repair shop. In 1967 the family moved from Goree toGarland, TX & has remained in this area. Millard retired fromCollins/Rockwell in 1986. After that his part-time transmissionbusiness became full-time & he retired again in 2000. He moved to EastTawakoni in 1999, where he lived until his death.

    Millard was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, MarionMcSwain; & step-sister, Ruby Lou Lane. Survivors include his wife,Bonnie Wilson; 2 sons, Lonnie McSwain & wife, Marsha, Billy McSwain &wife, Paula;
    one daughter, Judy McSwain Miller & husband, James;
    5 grandchildren, Greg, Ashley, Brian, Amanda, & Jessica;
    2 great grandsons & 2 great granddaughters;
    1 sister, Eva McSwain Pechacek & many other relatives & friends thathe dearly loved.

    Millard was a good man that was loved by all and will be missed.

    Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 23, 2008, EastgateFuneral Home, 6-8 p.m. with services on Thursday, January 24, 2008,2:00 p.m., Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow, Friday,1 p.m., Goree, TX.

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    In Memory of Millard McSwain...
    Millard passed away at 3:25 p.m. on Monday.
    Visitation is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.
    Funeral is 2:00 p.m. Thursday [24 January 2008] in Garland.
    Burial in Goree Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Friday

    Eastgate Funeral Home
    1910 Eastgate Dr.
    Garland, Texas 75041
    --   From Goree, Texas, Blog,

    Millard Neal McSwain
    Birth Sep. 15, 1928 Rule, Haskell County, Texas
    Death Jan. 21, 2008 Point, Rains County, Texas
    Millard ELDON McSwain (1908 - 1988)
    Olive Bell Howry McSwain (1910 - 1981)
    Sibling Marion Franklin McSwain (1930 - 1964)
    Burial Goree Cemetery, Goree, Knox County, Texas
    Created by Dana Ribble Oct 14, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #78436424,


  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 2. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • 3. Obituary of Millard Neal McSwain, Goree, Texas, Blog, online January23
  • 4. Millard Eldon McSwain Bible
  • 5. Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, Knox County, Texas
    • 10 April, Goree Precinct 4, District 138-6, page 5B, Hse #108, Rents
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 9. Judy McSwain Miller
  • 10. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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