George Burton MCSWAIN John William MCSWAIN Somebody KENNY Mini tree diagram

Thelma MUSTIN11,12,2,4,6,7,8,13

also known as Thelma MCSWAIN10,5

25th Jan 18972,3,4,5,6,7,8 - Nov 19842,3,8

Life History

25th Jan 1897

Born in Cuba, Shelby, Tennessee.2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Residence1 in Plum Bayou, Jefferson, Arkansas.11


Residence2 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.4

21st Feb 1917

Married George Burton MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.12


Residence3 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.9


Residence4 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.1


Residence5 in Plainview, Hall, Texas.10


Residence6 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.5

before 1935

Divorced from George Burton MCSWAIN.14

after 1940

Married Somebody KENNY

about 1948

Death of son John William MCSWAIN in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.1

23rd Mar 1948

Death of George Burton MCSWAIN in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio.8,16

Nov 1984

Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.2,3,8

Nov 1984

Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas.8


Birth of son John William MCSWAIN in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.10,15,1

Other facts


Also Known As2: Thelma Kenny.3


  • Thelma Mustin
    Birth 25 January 1897 in Cuba, Tennessee
    Death November 1984 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
    Walter G Mustin 1872-1922
    Nettie M Grimes 1877-1957
    Spouse George Burton McSwain b 1884
    --  Loft Family,

    No middle name has been found for Thelma.

    Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909
    Thelma Mustin
    Birth 25 Jan 1897 Shelby County
    Father Walter Greenville Mustin
    Mother Nettie Moore Grimes

    1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Arkansas, 30 June, Plum BayouTownship, District 92, Page 26A, House #559, Family #589
    Mustin, Walter G  Head W M Oct 1872  27 Married 7 years TN SC TNEngineer Rents
    Mustin, Nettie M  Wife W F Dec 1877  22 Married 7 years  4 children/4living TN TN TN
    Mustin, Aubrey E  Son W M Mar 1894  6 Single TN TN TN
    Mustin, Thelma  Dau W F Jan 1896  4 Single TN TN TN
    Mustin, Gertrude  Dau W F Aug 1898  1 Single TN TN TN
    Mustin, Walter G  Son W M Jan 1900  4mos Single AR TN TN

    Notice that Thelma's reported birthday in the 1900 census is one yearearlier, making her one year older than expected, compared to familyinformation, as cited in the genealogy above.  In 1910, er age matchesthe birth in 1897.  By 1910 they have moved from Jefferson Countynorth to the northern county seat of Arkansas County, Stuttgart.  Herfather is still working as an ngineer, but clarification is providedthat he works for the railroad.  Thelma's mother is now a dressmaker.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, StuttgartWard 1, District 6, page 5B, Hse #105, Fam #109
    Mustin, Walter G  Head M W 37 Married 16 years TN TN TN RailroadEngineer [b abt 1873]
    Mustin, Nettie M  Wife F W 32 Married 16 years 6 children/5 living TNTN TN Dressmaker [b abt 1878]
    Mustin, Thelma  Dau F W 13 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1897]
    Mustin, Gertrude Dau F W 11 Single TN TN TN [b abt 1899]
    Mustin, Walter G Son M W 10 Single AR TN TN [b abt 1890]
    Mustin, Freddie M Dau F W 8 Single AR TN TN [b abt 1902]
    Mustin, George T Son M W 3 Single AR TN TN [b abt 1907]

    Thelma married George Burton McSwain in 1917.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    G B McSwain
    Age: 30, Est Birth Year 1887
    Residence Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Thelma Musten
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 21 Feb 1917 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 21 Feb 1917

    They moved to Memphis, Tennessee shortly, and thiis where Georgeregistered for the WWI draft.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    George Burton McSwain
    Birth 26 Aug 1884 [no location stated
    Residence 1029 Rayburn, Memphis, Tennessee
    Occupation Machinist Helper, IC Railroad
    Nearest Relative Thelma McSwain [wife], same address
    Tall Medium Build, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair
    Registration 12 Sept 1918 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
    Signed George Burton McSwain

    They moved out to Texas before 1920.  But before the 1930 census theyhad moved back to Stuttgart, Arkansas.

    1920 Federal Census, Hall County, Texas, 28 January, District 107, p4B, Hse #63, Fam #64
    McSwain, George B  Head Rents M W 36  Mar AR NC NC  Runs Cotton Gin
    McSwain, Thelma  Wife F W 22  Mar  TN TN TN [b abt 1898]
    McSwain, John  Son M W 1yr 8 mos AR AR TN

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 14 April, District 8,p 9A, Stuttgart, 520 N Grand Ave, Hse #183, Fam #215
    McSwain, George B  M W 45  Married at age 32 AR MO MO  Well Driller
    McSwain, Thelma  F W 33  Married at age 20 TN TN TN [b abt 1897]
    McSwain, John W  M W 12 AR AR TN

    In the 1940 census, Thelma McSwain is reported living in hergrandmother's household in Memphis, Tennessee, along with her widowedmother and several lodgers.

    1940 Federal Census, Shelby County, Tennessee, 20 April, Memphis,District 98-105B, page 2A, 1367 Monroe St, Hse #28, Own $3600
    Grimes, Elisabeth Head M W 82 Widow Grade 6 b Tennessee Same House in1935 Housekeeper [b abt 1858]
    Mustin, Nettie Wife F W 46 Widow Grade 8 b Tennessee Stuttgart AR in1935 Housekeeper, Rooming House [b abt 1896]
    McSwain, Thelma Grand-daughter F W 43 Married [but husband is in Ohioand rpts he is Divorced] Grade 8 b Tennessee Same House in 1935Housekeeper [b abt 1897]

    This census tells us that Thelma moved from Stuttgart, Arkansas, toher grandmother's home before 1935.  But her mother was still inStuttgart in 1935.  Note that Thelma is reported as married though herhusband is not in the household.  Her husband George Burton McSwain isworking as an oil driller in Ohio, and reports that he was living inColumbus, Ohio, in 1935 and is reported as Divorced.

    In 1940, George is boarding with a family named Stutzman in the townof Rittman.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 April, St Charles,District 1-23, page 5B, Main St, Hse #96, Own $500
    McSwain, George Lodger M W 56 Divorced Grade 8 b Arkansas Columbus OHin 1935 Oil Driller [b abt 1884]

    Thelma's social security record has her name at the time of death asThelma Kenny.  No information has been found on her marriage to aKenny.  Two other indivdiauls in the same cemetery are named Kenney.Thelma's last residence address was Memphis.  But she was buried inLone Tree Cemetery in Stuttgart, where she used to live before herdivorce from George McSwain.

    Social Security Death Index
    Thelma Kenny
    Born 25 Jan 1897
    Died Nov 1984
    Last Residence Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee 38134
    SSN 412-44-0727 issued Tennessee (Before 1951)

    Thelma was buried in the town where she grew up, Stuttgart, Arkansas,in Lone Tree Cemetery.  Thelma's birth and death locations andhusband's link were submitted also.

    Thelma Mustin (McSwain) Kenny
    Birth Jan 25 1897 Cuba, Shelby County, Tennessee
    Death Nov 1984 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
    Spouse George Burton McSwain (1884 - 1948)
    Burial Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by CJC Jan 31, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #142026422,

    Thelma is one of three surnamed individuals in the Lone Tree Cemetery. It is not clear who her Kenny husband was.

    Lonetree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas, Burial Registry
    Kenney, Homer T. [Homer Thomas in the burial record]  2-Nov-188921-Mar-1964  Memorial Park 5 5 53
    Kenney, Pauline F. [Pauline I in the burial register]  13-Feb-19054-Oct-1979  Gone But Not Forgotten  Memorial Park 5 5 53
    Kenny, Thelma McSwain  1897  1984  Addition 4 25 98


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