Russell Arbery MCSWAIN Bernie W MCSWAIN James Russell MCSWAIN Eunice HORTON Russell Lloyd MCSWAIN Nellie B MCSWAIN Ethel E HOLDEN Mini tree diagram

Wylton MCSWAIN5,1,4,2,6,7,3,8,9

about 19061,2,3 - 18th Mar 19664

Life History

about 1906

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3

29th Sep 1923

Married Eunice HORTON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,3

19th Jan 1924

Birth of son Bernie W MCSWAIN in Arkansas.10,3,11

14th Aug 1926

Birth of son James Russell MCSWAIN in Texas.10,12,3

18th Mar 1966

Died in Dallas County, Texas.4


  • 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 April, PrairieTownship, District 18, page 1A, Hse/Fam #5
    McSwain, Russel A Head M W 28 Married 8 yrs AR NC NC Farmer Rents
    McSwain, Ethel E Wife F W 24 Married 8 yrs 3 children/2 living MS MSMS
    McSwain, Wylton F Son M W 4 Single AR AR MS

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 10 February, SouthPrairie Township, District 16, page 9A, Hse #158, Fam #167
    McSwain, Russel A  Head Rents M W 39 AR NC NC Farmer [b abt 1880]
    McSwain, Ethel E  Wife F W 33 MS MS MS [b abt 1886]
    McSwain, Wylton Son M W 13 AR AR MS [abt 1906]

    Living next door to Russell McSwain's family is the family of John BHorton.  Two years later John's daughter Eunice Horton will marryRussell's son Wylton McSwain.  Wylton and Eunice got married about1923.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Wylton McSwain
    Age 17, Birth Year abt 1906
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Unice Horton
    Spouse's Age: 21
    Spouse's Residence: Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 29 Sep 1923 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 29 Sep 1923

    In about 1925, he and his wife Eunice moved to Dallas, Texas.  In 1930they are enumerated in Dallas, along with another couple who aresharing their home.

    1930 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas, 5 April, Dallas, District52, Page 8A, 2025 Richardson St, Hse #205, Fam #245
    McSwain, Wylton F Head Rents $11.50 M W 24 First married as age 18 ARAR AR Underground Work Power & Light Co
    McSwain,  Eunice Wife F W 27 First married at age 20 AR MS MS Icer,Candy Factory
    McSwain, Bernie Son M W 6 AR AR AR
    McSwain, James Son M W 3yrs4mos TX AR AR [b abt Nov 1926]
    --  Fam # 246 --
    Rauderman, William J Head Rents $7.50 M W 38 TX TX TX UndergroundWork, Power & Light Co
    Rauderman, Dorothy Wife F W 24 AR IL IL IL

    They were listed in the Dallas city directory in 1930 and 1934, alongwith Wylton's mother Eunice and his brother Lloyd and sister Nellie

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
    Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1930
    Page 1412
    McSwain Ethel (wid Russell A)  h 1409 Seegar
    " Eunice Mrs  icer Brown Cracker and C Co h 2025 Richardson [wife ofWylton]
    " R Lloyd  attndt The Gas House h 1409 Seegar
    " William A  r 3539 University blvd
    " Wilton F  (Eunice) lab Dallas P & L Co h 2025 Richardson

    Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1934
    Page 1051
    McSwain see also MacSwain
    " Ethel E (wid Russell) home 1510 Beaumont
    " Eunice Mrs icing dept Brown Cracker and C Co 4 2013 Richardson Av
    " Lloyd (Mary) atndt Dallas Car Clnr Co 4 1510 Beaumont
    " Wylton F (Eunice) lab City Eng Dept h 2013 Richardson Av

    You can see tha indifferent records Wilton's name is spelled sometimeswith a Y and sometimes with an I.  On his sister's death certificate,he signed as information spelilng the name Wilton.  But on his owndeath record the name is spelled Wylton.  You would think the namewould be spelled there as the family spelled it.

    What appears to be a death record for this Wylton McSwain is found inthe Texas Death Index, recording his death in Dallas in 1966.  I havenot found other corroborating evidence to explain the interim years.Note that his marital status is Single, not Widowed.  I do not haveinformation on the he death date or place for our Wylton's wifeEunice.  There was some indication they moved to California.  Wylton'sson Bernie died in Huntington Park, California.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Wylton McSwain
    Death 18 Mar 1966 Dallas County
    Gender: Male
    Marital Status: Single

    Since recording this death information for Wylton, I found that Eunicedid not die until December 1966.  So perhaps they were divorced atsome point?


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