Nellie B MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

John GUSMAN2,1,3,4,5

about 18971 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1897

Born in Arkansas.1

7th Nov 1930

Death of Nellie B MCSWAIN in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.2,6


Died in Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Other facts


Married Nellie B MCSWAIN


  • The first record I find for Nellie and her husband John Gusman is theDallas City Directory of 1927.  Comparing to later census anddirectory records, this is surely them, but the directory has her nameas Ethel, which is her mother's name. There is also an Ethel Gusman,widow of Joseph listed, and that may be a cause for the confusionalso.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1927, p 1014
    Gusman John (Ethel [should be Nellie]) [elev] opr Magnolia bldg h 612Cantegral

    In 1928, the name of the builiding where John works is included in thelisting.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1928, p 1024
    Gusman John (Nellie) elev opr Magnolia bldg h 3309 Cobb

    1930 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas, 7 May, Dallas Precinct 10,District 23, page 17A, 801 Park Ave, Hse #148, Fam #208
    McSwain, Ethel Head Rents F W 44 Widow First married at 15 MS MS MS
    McSwain, Lloyd Son M W 20 TN TN TN Filling Station Attendant
    -- Fam #208 --
    Gusman, John Son M W 33 AR AR AR Elevator Boy
    Gusman, Nellie Dau F W 19 AR AR AR

    In the 1930 census, John's surname is spelled in a way that representsthe Spanish pronunciation.  But John's Social Security records spellhis name as Gussman, rather than as in Spanish Gusman or Guzman.Perhaps he did it that was to try to prevent Anglos frommispronouncing his name as they commonly do:  Gooz-man.  He also usesthe English form of his first name.  The following record appears tobe for the right John Gusman.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    John Gussman
    Last Residence Dallas, Dallas, Texas 75206
    Born 24 Dec 1896
    Died Oct 1975
    SSN 452-05-8091 issued Texas (Before 1951)


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