William W MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Victor Estelle PACK Frances Opel ELLIS Mini tree diagram
William Harold MCSWAIN

William Harold MCSWAIN1,2,3,7,4,5,6

7th Oct 19231,2,3,4,5,6 - 4th Jan 20071,4

Life History

7th Oct 1923

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

7th Jul 1948

Married Victor Estelle PACK in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas.1,7,7

1966

Divorced from Victor Estelle PACK.8

17th Feb 1978

Death of Victor Estelle PACK in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.9,4

4th Jan 2007

Died in Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma.1,4

7th Jan 2007

Buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1

Other facts

 

Birth of son Living MCSWAIN

Notes

  • Arkansas Birth Certificate
    DeWitt, Lagrue Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    William Harold McSwain
    Born 7 October 1923
    Father W W McSwain Age 27, Born Arkansas, Day Laborer, ResidenceDeWitt
    Mother Opel Ellis Age 27, Born Illinois, Housewife, Residence DeWitt
    Filed 11 November 1923

    1930 Federal Census, Kerr County, Texas, 8 April, Justice Precinct 1,Kerrville, District 133, page 7A, Hse #139, Fam #146
    McSwain, William W Head M W 34  Married at age 24  AR AR AR AssistantLandscaper
    McSwain, Opal F W Wife 30  Married at age 23  IL IL IL Grocery StoreClerk
    McSwain, Harold W Son M W 6  Married at age 24  AR AR IL

    1940 Federal Census, Kerr County, Texas, 13 April, Kerrville, District133-1B, page 8A, 805 Moore St, Hse #192, Owned $2500
    McSwain, William W Head M W 44 Grade 6 b Arkansas, Same house in 1935Asst Landscape Gardener, Govt Hospital
    McSwain, Opal Wife F W 40 Grade H-1 b Illinois, Same house in 1935Clerk, Retail Grocery
    McSwain, Harold Son M W 8 Single Grade 16 b Arkansas, Same house in1935

    Texas Marriage License
    County of Wichita
    Mr William H McSwain
    and
    Mrs Victor Estelle Pack
    License 7 July 1948
    Executed same date by Mr Hargrove Grounds

    William's daughter Sonja has collected and posted details aboutWilliam on her genealogy on ancestry.  Included below is a story shehas given us.  Sonja mentions that her father moved to Marlow,Oklahoma, where she lived.

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    William McSwain
    Birth Date: 7 Oct 1923
    Address: 120 W Ballpark Rd Apt 41, Marlow, OK, 73055-9010 (1996)

    His Social Security Death Index record indicates he was living inDuncan when he died.  She indicates he died in a hospital there.

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    My Dad (William Harold McSwain) was the kindest man I have ever met.The worst cuss word I ever heard him say was "damn". He and my momdivorced in 1966, I have to say it was mainly my dads fault as he hada bit of a drinking problem in his early years and I really didn't getto know him very well, It wasn't until his later years he moved to mytown Marlow, OK. I was so proud of him, he quit drinking and smokingall at the same time, I know that was very, very hard for him, but  Ifinally got to know my dad and I am so thankful for the time I got tospend with him. He died in Duncan hospital with Septic, as youprobably know Septic is an infection that is usually passed on toanother from unsanitary places such as Duncan Hospital........ I triedfor years to get something done about that place but failed, lawyerssaid something like that was hard to prove... I could go on and on forpages but I won't...I am just so very thankful for the time we spenttogether.... He loved my mom very much and never remarried, in hislater years he expressed how my mom deserved so much better than whathe dished out, and I could tell in his eyes how much he loved mymother. My mother loved him too, she never remarried. It's sad to lookback and see what liquor or any other drug can totally ruin a personslife and take away all the things they love most.

    I LOVE YOU DADDY
    --  Sonja McSwain, Ancestry.com,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5363362/person/6094628416/media/3?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
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    My daughter Jamie House was adopted as I was unable to have childrenof my own. We picked her up straight from the hospital and she is asmuch mine as if I had her myself, however, no blood line.  My dad wasan only child and I am his only child so I guess since I had nochildren this McSwain line ends here.
    --  Sonja McSwain, Ancestry.com,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/5363362/person/6094628416/media/2?pgnum=1&pg=0&pgpl=pid%7cpgNum
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    Social Security Death Index
    William H. McSwain
    Born 7 Oct 1923
    Died 4 Jan 2007
    Last Residence Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma 73533
    SSN 429-26-0078 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

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    William H. McSwain
    Birth Oct. 7, 1923 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Death  Jan. 4, 2007 Duncan, Stephens County, Oklahoma, USA

    Duncan Banner, Sun., Jan. 7, 2007
    WILLIAM H. McSWAIN, 83, of Duncan, died Thursday, January 4, 2007, inDuncan Regional Hospital.

    Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapelwith the Rev. Dean Hall officiating. Burial will be in Sunset MemorialGardens, Lawton.

    He was born Oct. 7, 1923, in DeWitt, Ark., to W.W. and Opal EllisMcSwain. He married Victoria Pack in 1949 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Shepreceded him in death in February 1979.

    Survivors include a daughter, Sonja House of Ardmore; a grandchild,Jamie House; and a great-grandchild, Haley House.
    He was also preceded in death by his parents.

    Burial Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
    Created by Jean Jan 08, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #17356972,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=McSwain&GSiman=1&GScid=99619&GRid=17356972&
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Sources

  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #17356972
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Kerr County, Texas
    • 8 April, Justice Precinct 1, Kerrville, District 133, page 7A, Hse
  • 3. Arkansas Birth Certificate
  • 4. Social Security Death Index
  • 5. 1940 Federal Census, Kerr County, Ohio
    • 13 April, Kerrville, District 133-1B, page 8A, 805 Moore St, Hse #192,
  • 6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 7. Texas Marriage License
  • 8. Ancestry Stories
    • Sonja McSwain,
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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