Joseph Edward MCSWAIN Ollie V MCSWAIN Iona D MCSWAIN Nettie Mae MCSWAIN Nellie MCSWAIN John Kiner MCSWAIN Velma Josephine MCSWAIN Mary Alice FRANKS Living FRANKS Living MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Mary Elizabeth CRISWELL Joseph Edward MCSWAIN Audrey Alberta MCSWAIN Alice A COOK Mini tree diagram
James Howard MCSWAIN

James Howard MCSWAIN9,1,2,3,4,5,10,6,11,7

30th Oct 19131,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 21st Apr 19873,6

Life History

30th Oct 1913

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

between 23rd Jan 1941 and 16th Jul 1945

Military service: Army in Alaska, USA.6,8

27th Aug 1947

Birth of daughter Mary Alice FRANKS.12,7

5th Jul 1952

Married Mary Elizabeth CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.10

21st Apr 1987

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,6

after 21st Apr 1987

Buried in Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

Other facts


Social Security number Social Security #429-72-6080 Issued in Arkansas.3


Birth of son Living FRANKS


Birth of son Living MCSWAIN


Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN


  • The Social Security Death Index reports the following details onHoward McSwain:
    Howard McSwain Born 30 Oct 1913, Died Apr 1987; Last Residence 72042De Witt, Arkansas, Arkansas; SSN 429-72-6080 issued Arkansas 1956

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 February, District16, page 6B, Prairie Township, Ethel & St Charles Rd, Hse #116, Fam#120
    McSwain, Joseph E  Head M W 40 AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Allie Wife F W 33 AR USA USA
    McSwain, Howard Son M W 6 AR AR AR

    Note that in 1920 son John is listed as John K, while we know hismiddle name was Kiner.  He was listed in 1910 only as Kiner.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, District 25,page 6B, Prairie Township, Ethel & Chute Rd, Hse #114, Fam #115
    McSwain, Joseph E  Head M W 50 Married at age 21 AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Allie Wife F W 44 Married at age 17 AR USA USA
    McSwain, Howard Son M W 16 AR AR AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 8 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 3B, Belleview Rd, Hse #44, Owns Farm, $1000 value
    McSwain, Joe Head M W 60 Grade 8 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Cotton
    McSwain, Allie Wife F W 54 Grade 7 b Arkansas same house in 1935Housekeeper
    McSwain, Howard Son M W 25 Single Grade 9 b Arkansas same house in1935 Farm Laborer

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Howard McSwain
    Birth Date 30 Oct 1913
    Address: 404 N Jefferson St, DeWitt AR 72042-1526
    Address: 316 S Jackson St, DE Witt, AR, 72042-2420 (1987)

    Howard married Mary Frances Criswell.  Howard's daughter Judy KayMcSwain Scroggins reports that her parents married 5 July 1952.

    "Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad in heaven. They married on July5, 1952"
    --  Judy Kay McSwain Scroggins, Facebook anniversary tribute, 5 July2014

    Most records have his name only as Howard.  On his gravestone his nameis Howard J McSwain.  I never documented what the J stood for.  Inposting one photo, Judy Kay identifies him as James Howard, thereverse of the name order indicated on his grave.

    "Thinking of my daddy, James Howard McSwain, on this Father's Dayweekend."
    --  Judy Kay McSwain Scroggins, Facebook anniversary tribute, 13 June2014

    Judy and some of her cousins have posted reminiscences about herfather Howard.

    "I remember Uncle Howard telling me about being in the Army. They senthim to Alaska. He tried to snow ski and broke both legs."
    --  Floyd Rush, Facebook comment, 13 June 2014

    Judy Kay commented on a photo of her father with his mother, AliceCook McSwain.

    "This is my dad, James Howard McSwain, with my Grandmother, AllieMcSwain. He served in the military during World War II. His brotherand my uncle, J.E. McSwain was killed in the war and his family wasgiven the Purple Heart award in his honor."
    --  Judy Kay McSwain Scroggins, Facebook comments on a photo, 24 May2014

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Howard McSwain
    Birth Date 30 Oct 1913
    Death Date 21 Apr 1987
    ARMY Enlistment Date 23 Jan 1941
    Release Date 16 Jul 1945
    SSN #429-72-6080

    Jerry Grisham posted a memorial for Howard on Fi d a Grave with a photof his grave in Cedarcrest Cemetery, DeWitt, Arkansas.  In May 2015Jerry added details I submitted from this genealogy to clarifyHowars's name and link family members to Howarrd's memorial.  On hisgravestone, Howard's name was shown as Howard J McSwain.

    James Howard McSwain
    Birth Oct. 30, 1913 Arkansas County Arkansas
    Death Apr. 21, 1967 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas

    Howard's given name sequence was James Howard, which is documented byvarious records including his military records and his Essex FuneralHome burial information. He always went by Howard.

    Joseph E. McSwain (1879 - 1964)
    Alice A. Cook McSwain (1885 - 1964)

    Ollie V. McSwain (1902 - 1927)
    Nettie M. McSwain Tucker (1907 - 1996)
    John Kiner McSwain (1909 - 1951)
    Velma Josephine McSwain Girerd (1911 - 1987)
    Joseph E. McSwain (1919 - 1945)

    Burial Cedarcrest Memorial Gardens, De Witt, Arkansas Countym,Arkansas
    Created by Jerry Grisham Mar 01, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #86054485,


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