Harvey J WILLIAMS Benjamin F WILLIAMS Louis Wirt MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Huldah Irene NICHOLSON Mini tree diagram

Bernice Edward WILLIAMS9,2,3,4,6,10,7,8

also known as Bennie E WILLIAMS

23rd Nov 1907 - 8th Feb 20029,1,7,8

Life History

23rd Nov 1907


(most likely)

about 1908


(less likely)

between 1910 and 1930

Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,3,4

24th Oct 1939

Married Louis Wirt MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.10,7

11th Jul 1975

Death of Louis Wirt MCSWAIN in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.9,11,12,7

8th Feb 2002

Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.9,1,7,8

10th Feb 2002

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,8

Other facts


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


  • "Bernice" is pronounced BURN-iss.
    --  Orville Boyd Jenkins

    Louis and Bernice's marriage license was issued on 19 Sep 1939.  Theceremony was conducted 24 Oct 1939.
    --  Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939

    Bernice's son Roger Louis informs us that her middle name was Edward.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 April, St Charles,District 1-23, page 5B, Main St, Hse #96, Own $500
    McSwain, Louis Head M W 34 Married Grade 5 b Arkansas Rural ArkansasCounty in 1935 Barber [b abt 1906]
    McSwain, Bernice Wife F W 32 Married Grade C2 b Arkansas RuralArkansas County House work [b abt 1908]

    Bernice died in Memphis, Tennessee, where she had been living withLouis and Nancy, before being hospitalized due to an injury thenmoving to a rest home.  The Social Security Death Index still showedher residential address as St. Charles, Arkansas.

    I have not seen Bernice's published obituary.  A summary of herobituary in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette was transcribed onRootsWeb.McSwain Bernice Williams, Obituary
    d. 2/8/2002, St. Charles [Arkansas County, Arkansas]; aged 94
    Survived by:
    Son, Roger L McSwain
    Grandsons, Lance S. McSwain, David McSwain
    Preceded by Husband, Wirt McSwain
    Interment 2/10/2002 Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel
    Published Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 2/10/2002
    --  Obituary Listings,http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ouisersplace/gindex/obitmch.htm

    Note that this obit reports her death was in St Charles, Arkansas,while her son Roger tells me she died in Memphis, Tennessee.  Herlongtime residence was St Charles.

    "I went to get my mother for Christmas 1999. ... She lived with usuntil sometime in 2001, when she fell, hit her head, and never seemedthe same.  She was admitted to the hospital and later transferred to anursing home until her death in February 2002."
    --  Roger Louis McSwain, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, November 2007

    Bernice W. McSwain
    Birth 1907
    Death 2002
    Spouse Louis W. McSwain (1905 - 1975)
    Married Oct. 24, 1939
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Dale Houghton Jun 05, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #91376887,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91376887


Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0