James Magnus MCSWAIN Bernetta Octavia MCSWAIN Stella D MCSWAIN Ruth Alma MCSWAIN James Marvin MCSWAIN Sue S MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Mildred S ROWLAND Wirt Barnard MCSWAIN Katherine L MCSWAIN Bruce B MCSWAIN Ruth L LOWREY Mini tree diagram
Thad Mathew MCSWAIN

Thad Mathew MCSWAIN3,2,4,5,6

also known as Thad MCSWAIN8

27th Oct 19167 - 21st Mar 20071,2,2

Life History

23rd Dec 193

Licence obtained for marriage to Mildred S ROWLAND in presumably in county seat, DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.9

27th Oct 1916

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,2

(most likely)


Born in Arkansas.7

(less likely)

25th Dec 1939

Married Mildred S ROWLAND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9

14th Nov 1945

Birth of daughter Sue S MCSWAIN in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,10

between 1993 and 2002

Resident in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.3

1st Sep 2003

Death of Mildred S ROWLAND in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,2

21st Mar 2007

Died in Maryville, Blount, Tennessee.1,2,2

24th Mar 2007

Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,2

Other facts


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN


Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN


  • George McSwain informs us that Thad Mathew McSwain died while visitinghis daughter in Tennessee  (personal email, April 2007).  Informationin his funeral remembrance tells us this daughter was Terrye Richter,in Maryville, Tennessee, and Thad died in the Blount MemorialHospital, in Blount County, Tennessee, near Knoxville (which is inneighbouring Knox County).  George indicates that Thad had been ingood health, but apparently fell ill while in Tennessee.

    At the time of his death, Thad was a member of Calvary MissionaryBaptist Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas, where he had long been anactive member.  The funeral service was held in this church, under thedirection of Turpin Funeral Home, with burial following in the LoneTree Cemetery.

    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, Ruth A  Dau F W 9 AR AR OK
    McSwain, Thad M  Son F W 3yrs 2mos AR AR OK

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, District 25,page 6B, Prairie Township, Ethel & Point Rd, Hse #125, Fam #126
    McSwain, James M  Head M W 45 AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Mattie A  Wife F W 43 AR NC TN
    McSwain, That M  Son M W 13 AR AR OK

    The first public record I find for Mildred Rowland is the 1920 censusfor Stone County, Arkansas, when she is almost 3 years old.

    1920 Federal Census, Stone County, Arkansas, Flag Township, District148, Page 7B
    Mildred Rowland Dau Female White 2yrs 11 mos AR AR AR

    The 1920 census was taken in January.  This age of 2 years 11 monthsdoes not correlate with her birth date reported by the Social SecurityDeath Index of 27 January 1918.  If she was 1 month short of her 3rdbirthday, it seems her birth date was actually January 1917, not 1918.

    Thad and Mildred were married on Christmas Day 1939.  Their licensewas issued on 23 Dec 1939.  Place of marriage presumed to be ArkansasCounty.

    Mildred was in California as a young woman.  I do not have details,but found that her Social Security number had been issued inCalifornia "Before 1951."  She was back in Stuttgart, Arkansas inlater life.  In the 1960s, I visited Thad and Mildred with mywife-to-be Edith McSwain.  I have not found details confirming this,but I surmise she and Thad were in California during World War II.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 April, PrairieTownship, District 1-18, page 9B, Oak Flat Rd, Hse #145 Rents $400
    McSwain, Thad  Head M W 24 Grade 8 b Ark same place in 1935 Farmer
    McSwain, Junita [sic, Juanita] Wife F W 17 Grade 8 b Ark  Rural ArkCounty, Ark in 1935 Housekeeper

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Thad M McSwain
    Birth Date 27 Oct 1916
    Phone Number 673-8153
    2103 S Cherry St, Stuttgart, AR, 72160-6921 (1993)

    Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com
    Thad M. McSwain
    Born 27 Oct 1916, Died 21 Mar 2007
    Last Residence 72160  Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    SSN 430-12-8761 issued in Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Obituary Index, Arkansas County, AR
    McSwain, Thad Mathew born 10/27/1916, died Ethel, AR 03/21/2007
    [Full obituary is no longer available online]
    --  RootsWeb Obituary Index,http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obitsindex/obits_ar_arka_01.htm

    Thad Mathew McSwain died March 21 [2007] at Blount Memorial Hospitalin Maryville, TN.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; agranddaughter, Ashley Burlison; and several brothers and sisters.  Hewas born Oct. 27, 1916, in Ethel and later moved to Stuttgart. He wasa member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and a 50-year member ofEuclid Lodge.

    Survivors include a son, Jim McSwain and his wife, Wanda, of Jackson,TN;
    three daughters, Sue Windham and her husband, Odie, of McKinney, TX,Shirley Trahan and her husband, Tommy of Jacksonville, and TerryeRichter and her husband Rudy, of Maryville, TN.;
    nine grandchildren, Gary Davis and his wife, Jennie, and Mike Davisand his wife, Chris of Humphrey, Jimmy McSwain and his wife, Shari, ofBismark, Heather Kane and her husband, Bill, of McKinney, TX, Kim Cookand her husband, Chad, of Fayetteville, Amy Burlison of Stuttgart,Kyle Burlison of Arlington, VA, Timmy Trahan and his wife, Jamie, ofHot Springs, and Beverly Whalen and her husband, Jim, of Kansas City,MO;
    16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; threestep-sisters, Nina Mae Ragan of DeWitt, Eunice Butler of Ethel andHazel Porter of Helena-West Helena; and a host of nieces, nephews andfriends.

    Funeral services were held March 24 [2007] at Turpin Funeral Homechapel with burial in Lone Tree Cemetery.

    --  DeWitt Era-=Enterprise, 28 March 2007, no longer online,originally accessed 17 May 2007


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