William H CRISWELL John Jefferson CRISWELL James B CRISWELL Caledonia CRISWELL Lucius Mack CRISWELL Delia Marie CRISWELL Harriet G CRISWELL Callie D MCSWAIN Margaret CRISWELL Thomas Jefferson CRISWELL Robert F CRISWELL Joseph L CRISWELL Edd Ragan CRISWELL Margaret E CRISWELL Lee Jackson CRISWELL Jesse Quitman CRISWELL Martha A JACKSON Mini tree diagram
Manuel Harvey CRISWELL

Manuel Harvey CRISWELL2,3,1,10,6,7,5,8,9

Jan 18751,3 - 19584,9

Life History

Jan 1875

Born in Attala County, Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

(most likely)

Jan 1876

Born in Mississippi.1,3

(less likely)


Resident in Ethel, Arkansas, in the household of Phillip McSwain.3

5th Jul 1903

Married Callie D MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,5

4th Jun 1905

Birth of son Lucius Mack CRISWELL in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.11,5,7,6,12,13

11th Aug 1907

Birth of daughter Delia Marie CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.14,2,5,12

26th Oct 1909

Birth of daughter Harriet G CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.15,12,16,5,17,11

between 1910 and 1930

Residence2 in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,5


Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,9


Buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA.9


  • In 1880 Harvey is recorded as a 5-year child in the home of hisparents in Attala County, Mississippi.

    1880 Federal Census, Attala County, Mississippi, 24 June, Beat 4,District 17, p 51, #461, Fam #465
    Criswell, William 40    Farmer MS MS MS (b abt 1840)
    Criswell, Martha W F 38 Wife Keeping House b MS MS MS (b abt 1842)
    Criswell, Harvey W M 5 Son  MS MS MS (b abt 1875)

    In 1900, we find Manuel Harvey Criswell living in the household ofPhillip K McSwain.  He goes by Harvey.  About 3-4 years later, Harveywill marry a niece of Phillip, Callie McSwain, sister of Wiley CarewMcSwain.  In 1900 Wiley is a single head of household, taking care ofyounger siblings, including Carrie, after their parents George andHarriet have passed away.

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, Page 13B, Hse #218, Fam #293. in household ofPhillip K McSwain:
    Criswell, Harvey  Boarder W M  Jan 1876 24 Single MS VA AL FarmLaborer

    The birth date in this census is January 1876, but his gravestone,which has only the year of birth, says 1875.  This is consistent withthe age reported in the 1880 census, when in the June census he was 5years old.  It appears that he was born in 1875 instead of 1876.  Thistype of error is common in the 1900 census.

    By 1910, Harvey and Callie are married and have three children.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 April, PrairieTownship, District 13, page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
    Criswell, Harvey  Head M W 34  Married 6 years Miss SC MS Farmer
    Criswell, Callie Wife F W 30  Married 6 years AR SC NC
    Criswell, Lucius M Son M W 6 AR MS AR
    Criswell, Marie Dau F W 3 AR MS AR
    Criswell, Harriet Dau F W 5mos AR MS AR [born November 1909]

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 February, PrairieTownship, District 16, page 8A, Hse #141, Fam #148
    Criswell, Manuel H Head  Owns M W 44  Married 6 years AR SC AL Farmer[born abt 1876]
    Criswell, Callie D Wife F W 40  Married 6 years AR NC NC [born abt1880]
    Criswell, Luciuos M Son M W 14 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1906]
    Criswell, Delia M  Dau F W 12 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1908]
    Criswell, Harriet A  Dau F W 10 AR MS AR Farm Laborer [born abt 1910]

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, PrairieTownship, Ethel & Chute Rd, District 7, page 7B, Hse #130 Fam #131
    Criswell, Manuel H  Head M W 54 Miss  SC  USA Farmer
    Criswell, Callie D  Wife F W 50 AR NC NC
    Criswell, Delia M  Dau F W 22 AR MS AR
    Dempsey,  Leenie [Linnie]  Nephew-in-Law M W 28  Married at age 27 ARAR AR
    Dempsey,  Gladys  Niece F W 22  Married at age 21 AR AR AR

    Manuel Harvey's first name in this census is terribly scrawled andactually would be indecipherable by anyone who did not know what toexpect.  Knowing his two names, it is discernible that the enumeratormeant to write Emanuel H.

    In this census, the birth state of Harvey's father has changed fromNorth Carolina in 1900 to South Carolina.  In 1920, the birth state ofhis father was also reported as South Carolina.  Also in 1930, therewas no state of birth given for his mother, whereas Alabama had beenpreviously reported.

    Gladys Dempsey shown here as Harvey's niece, is Gladys LucilleMcSwain, daughter of Wiley Carew McSwain, Callie D Criswell's brother. Linnie (spelled Leenie here), Gladys' husband,  is thus shown as thenephew-in-law.  They been married just about one year.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #100, Owns$200
    Criswell, Harvey Head M W 68 Grade 7 b Arkansas same place in 1935Farm Laborer
    Criswell, Callie Wife F W 60 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same place in 1935Housekeeper

    On his grave his name is Harvey Criswell.

    Manuel Harvey "Harvey" Criswell
    Birth Jan 1875 Attala County, Mississippi
    Death 1958 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Spouse Callie McSwain Criswell (1879 - 1964)
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas, USA
    Created By Dale Houghton Jul 12, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #93481238,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93481238


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