Benjamin Dean MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Louise L BURDINE Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Jennie Claire UNKNOWN Mary Winona ROWND Mini tree diagram

Benjamin Dean MCSWAIN6,1,2,3,7,4,5

also known as Benny D MCSWAIN2

17th Jul 19181,2,3,4,5 - 22nd Nov 19921

Life History

17th Jul 1918

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

1920

Resident in Little Rock Ward 4, Pulaski, Arkansas.2

7th Oct 1938

Married Louise L BURDINE in Saline County, Arkansas.5

22nd Nov 1992

Died in Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado.1

27th Nov 1992

Buried in Ft Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado.6

Other facts

 

Married Jennie Claire UNKNOWN

 

Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN

 

Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN

 

Birth of son Living MCSWAIN

Notes

  • Benjamin went by Bennie D (Jr).  The name of both father and son inthe Social Security Death Index is simply Bennie.  We have the nameBennie D for the father from a gravestone that appears to match thisindividual in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas, where otherfamily members are buried, even though Bennie D is reported as livingin Los Angeles at the time of death.  The father's name appears asBenjamin in the Arkansas censuses of 1900 - 1910, and as Benny orBennie later.

    "Nona, as she was called, was married to Ben McSwain (Benjamin) andBennie Dean Jr was their only child. He had a daughter (Diane) by afirst wife but I don't know her name. He later married Jennie Claire,whose maiden name I do not know). They had two children, Eddie andJeannie."
    --  Sue Rogers Rownd, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, October 2007

    1920 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 1 January, Big RockTownship, Little Rock Ward 4, District 129, page 11A, 1424 W Jones,Hse #218, Fam #233
    McSwain, Benny Head M W 33 AR NC NC Farmer, Own Farm
    McSwain, Nona Wife F W 29 AR KS AR
    McSwain, Benny D  Son M W 1yr 6mos  AR AR AR
    Round, Awamie [Owaimee]  Sister-in-Law F W 18 AR KS AR

    1930 Federal Census, Shelby County, Tennessee, 11 April, CivilDistrict 4, Memphis, District 9, page 14B, 1395 Harvest St, Hse #178,Fam #199
    McSwain, Bennie D Head M W 43  Married at age 27 AR NC SC  InsuranceSalesman
    McSwain, Nona Wife F W 40  Married at age 23 AR IL AR  DecoratingHandkerchiefs
    McSwain, Benny D  Son M W 11  AR AR AR

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Bennie McSwain
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1917
    Residence: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Louise Burdine
    Spouse's Age: 18
    Spouse's Residence: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas
    Marriage 7 Oct 1938 Saline County
    Marriage License Date: 7 Oct 1938

    From the 1940 census we learn that Louise's family moved from Dallasafter 1935.  So their move was between 1935 and her marriage inOctober 1938.

    1940 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 2 April, Little RockWard 3B, District 60-34, page 1B, 1321 State St, Hse #24, Rents $20
    McSwain, Bennie D Sr Head M W 53 Grade 8 b Arkansas same house in 1935Research Checker, Hwy Dept
    McSwain, Nona M Wife F W 50 Grade 8 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    McSwain, Bennie D Jr Son M W 21 Single Grade HS-4 b Arkansas samehouse in 1935 Checking Clerk, Delivery Service
    McSwain, Louise L Dau-in-Law F W 20 Single Grade HS-4 b ArkansasDallas, Texas, in 1935 Clerk, Stock room
    McSwain, Nancy D Granddau F W 9mos Grade 4 b Arkansas

    We have documented the middle name of the elder Benjamin McSwain fromhis WWII Draft Registration, where his name is Bennie Dean McSwain.

    Listings in Public Records show Bennie D McSwain Jr at an address inAurora, Colorado, where we know both he and Jennie lived to theirdeath, as well as Bennie's mother.  This would seem to confirm thathis middle was also the same as his father's.

    One anomaly with this source, however, is that the years of the reportof an address and phone name under this name are 1993-1999.  Benniedied in 1992.  I expect his wife kept the phone in his name, as wefind for many widows.  However, the date of death I have for Jennie,as from Social Security, is in 1997.  But this phone listing continuedfor the years 1998 and 1999.  This is a common problem in thesecompilations from disparate sources.

    Bennie D, Bennie, and the two women Mary and Jennie all received theirSocial Security numbers in Arkansas, so it appears they remained inresidence in Arkansas until at least after 1837, the first year of theSocial Security Death Index.

    Social Security Death Index
    Bennie D. McSwain
    Born 17 Jul 1918
    Died 22 Nov 1992
    Last Residence Aurora, Arapahoe, Colorado 80012
    SSN 430-05-7727 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    Bennie D McSwain
    Service Info: LT COL US ARMY AIR CORPS WORLD WAR II
    Birth Date: 17 Jul 1918
    Death Date: 22 Nov 1992
    Service Start Date: 3 Aug 1942
    Interment Date: 27 Nov 1992
    Cemetery: Ft. Logan National Cemetery
    Cemetery Address: 4400 West Kenyon Avenue Denver, CO 80236
    Buried At: Section 3 Site 548

Sources

  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 1 January, Big Rock Township, Little Rock Ward 4, District 129, page
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, Shelby County, Tennessee
    • 11 April, Civil District 4, Memphis, District 9, page 14B, 1395
  • 4. 1940 Federal Census, Pulaski County, Arkansas
    • 2 April, Little Rock Ward 3B, District 60-34, page 1B, 1321 State St,
  • 5. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • 6. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
  • 7. Sue Rogers Rownd, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, October 2007

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