Albert MCSWAIN Alta Mae MCSWAIN Barbara MCSWAIN Wayne MCSWAIN Joyce Faye MCSWAIN Ethil LYGHTLE Lida B COCHRAN Mini tree diagram
Albert Lee MCSWAIN

Albert Lee MCSWAIN2,3,6,5,7

also known as Albert MCSWAIN4

also known as Albert Levi MCSWAIN1

23rd Feb 19052,3,1,4 - 16th May 19661,5,4

Life History

23rd Feb 1905

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,3,1,4

27th Jul 1935

Birth of daughter Alta Mae MCSWAIN in Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.8

about 1938

Birth of daughter Barbara MCSWAIN

about 1940

Birth of son Wayne MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas

23rd Dec 1940

Married Ethil LYGHTLE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

20th Nov 1945

Birth of daughter Joyce Faye MCSWAIN in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,10,11

16th May 1966

Died in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,5,4

after 16th May 1966

Buried in St Charles Cemetery, St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1


  • Albert McSwain is first reported in the census in 1910 as the stepsonof Thomas Criswell.  This is the basis on which we know that hismother Lydia Cochran was first married to a McSwain before marryingThomas Criswell.  Albert's father was also named Albert.  He was theson of William W McSwain and Sarah Ann Isabella Lowe.  Albeert Sr'sdate of death is given as 1904, while Albert Jr was born in 1905.  SoAlbert never knew his father.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 20 April, District 18,Sheet 3A, Prairie Township, Hse/Fam #121
    Criswell, Thomas  Head  Male W 30  Marriage1 4 years  MS SC AL
    Criswell, Lida  Wife  Female W 24  Marriage 2 4 years  Ark  MS MS
    McSwain, Albert  Step-son  Male W 5  Ark  Ark  Ark

    This census age would mean Albert was born about 1905.  We get theexact birth date from the Social Security Death Index, 23 February1905.

    In 1930, this son of Lydia is reported as Lee.  It appears that hisname was Albert Lee McSwain.  But his memorial on Find a Grave, with aphoto of the gravestone, has Albert Levi.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, District 25,Page 7A, Ethel & Point Rd, Hse #124, Fam #125
    Criswell, Thomas  Head  Male W 52  age at marriage 27   MS SC AL
    Criswell, Lyda [Lydia]  Wife  Fem W 43  M age at first marriage 15  ARMS MS
    McSwain, Lee   Son  Male W 25  Ark  Ark  Ark

    Lee's age matches the age of Albert in 1910.  Lee is reported as sonof Thomas rather than stepson.  His marriage record has his name assimply Lee McSwain.  And his listing in the 1940 census has him as LeeMcSwain, when he is living with cousins, Mack Criswell and his wifeLouie McSwain Criswell.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #99, Owns$500
    Criswell, Mack Head M W 35 Grade 8 b Arkansas same place in 1935Fisherman
    Criswell, Louie Wife F W 27 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas place house in 1935Housekeeper
    Criswell, Lucius M W 9 Single Grade 3 b Arkansas same place in 1935
    Criswell, Robert M W 6 Single b Arkansas same place in 1935
    McSwain, Lee Cousin M W 35 Grade 2 b Arkansas same place in 1935 FarmLaborer

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Lee McSwain
    Age 35, Birth Year abt 1905
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Ethil Lyghtle
    Spouse's Age 21
    Spouse's Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 23 Dec 1940 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 23 Dec 1940

    U.S.Social Security Death Index, Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol.2 M-Z, Ed. 6
    McSwain, Albert
    Birth date 02/23/1905
    Death date 05/00/1966
    Social Security #431-48-9776 Issued in Arkansas

    I found his memorial on Find a Grave has his name as Albert Levi,along with a photo of the gravestone he shares with Edith.  This isthe only reference I have seen to his middle name as Levi.  Everywhereelse it is Lee..

    Albert Levi McSwain
    Birth Feb 23, 1905
    Death May 16, 1966
    Spouse Ethil J McSwain (1919 - 1987)
    Children Alta Mae McSwain Carver (1935 - 2013)
    Burial Saint Charles Cemetery, Saint Charles, Arkansas County,Arkansas
    Created by Dale Houghton Mar 09, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #86503546,


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