George Franklin MCSWAIN Esther MCSWAIN Russell Murphy MCSWAIN Ernest J MCSWAIN Millard Neal MCSWAIN Marion Franklin MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living SMITH Olive Bell HOWRY Geneva SHELTON Owen N MCSWAIN Ruby Bele MCSWAIN Albertus MCSWAIN William Franklin MCSWAIN Julia Emiline CASTLEBERRY Mini tree diagram
Millard Eldon MCSWAIN

Millard Eldon MCSWAIN1,5,2,3,4,10,11,6,6,7,8,9,7

also known as Eldon Millard McSwain

30th Jul 1907 - 8th Nov 19881,9

Life History

30th Jul 1907

Born in Trent, Taylor, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,6,7,8,9,7

(most likely)

11th Jul 1908

Born

(less likely)

30th Oct 1927

Married Olive Bell HOWRY in Vera, Knox, Texas.6

15th Sep 1928

Birth of son Millard Neal MCSWAIN in Rule, Haskell, Texas.1,7,12,6,13,8,9,10,13

21st Nov 1930

Birth of son Marion Franklin MCSWAIN in Knox County, Texas.7,8

20th Jan 1964

Death of son Marion Franklin MCSWAIN in Goree, Knox, Texas.14,15,5

10th Nov 1981

Death of Olive Bell HOWRY in Wichita County, Texas.14,1,9

16th Apr 1982

Married Geneva SHELTON in Baylor County, Texas.10

8th Nov 1988

Died in Goree, Knox, Texas.1,9

after 8th Nov 1988

Buried in Goree Cemetery, Goree, Knox County, Texas.9

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN

 

Birth of daughter Living SMITH

Notes

  • 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas, 4 May, Justice Precinct 3,District 271, page 12,  209 Hse/Fam #197
    McSwain, G F 40 Married 10 years  TN NC NC Photography Owns
    McSwain, J E  Wife F W 34 Second Marriage Married 10 yrs 8 children/5living AR MS GA
    McSwain, Elden Son M W 3  TX TN AR

    1920 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas, 7 January, Justice Precinct1, District 10, page 2A, Throckmorton Rd, Hse #21, Fam #22
    McSwain, George F  Head Owns M W 50 TN NC NC Farmer (b abt Sept 1869)
    McSwain, Julia E  Wife M W 48 AR TN AL (b abt Sept 1871)
    McSwain, Eldon M Son M W 12 TX TN AR (b abt Sept 1907)

    Millard married Olive Bell Howry 18 July 1900 in Delta County, Texas.

    Millard Eldon
    Date of birth July 30, 1907 Trent, Texas
    Olive Bell Date of birth March 15, 1910 Quanah
    Married Oct 30, 1927  Vera, Texas
    --  Millard Neal McSwain Bible, courtesy of Judy McSwain Miller, 14Aug 2014

    The family Bible cited above reports the birth year as 1907.  SocialSecurity has 1907.  One or more directory entries have the year as1908 (see below) and that is the date of birth on the Find-a-Gravememorial, which has no photo of the gravestone.

    Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997
    Millard N McSwain
    Birth 15 Sep 1928 Haskell County
    Gender: Male
    Father E M McSwain
    Mother Olive B Howry

    In the 1930 census we learn that Eldon's other name is Millard, and hehas chosen to go by that, even naming his son the same name.  Theorder of the names has changed also, which I have found quite commonin this era.  Often the main name they choose to use is listed withthe initial of the other name as the middle initial, even if that wasthe original first name.

    1930 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas, 11 April, Justice Precinct5, District 7, page 5A, South Hwy 30, Hse #84, Fam #87
    McSwain, Millard E Head Rents, Owns a radio M W 22 First Married atage 19 TX TN AR Farmer [b abt 1808]
    McSwain, Olive B Wife F W 19 First Married at age 16 TX TX TX NoOccupation [b abt 1811]
    McSwain, Millard N  Son M W 1 Single TX TX TX No Occupation [b abt1929]

    Later in 1930, their second son Marion Franklin was born on the farmnear Goree, Knox County, Texas.

    Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    Franklin Mc Swain
    Birth 21 Nov 1930 Near Goree, Knox, Texas
    2nd child of this mother, both children living
    Father Eldon Millard Mc Swain, Farmer, age 22
    Father Birth Place Taylor County, Texas
    Mother Olive Belle Howry, age 20
    Mother Birth Place Harderman County, Texas
    Mother Residence Goree, Texas
    Certificate #103191

    Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    Eva Francis McSwain
    Birth 21 Dec 1932 Precinct 4, Knox, Texas
    Father E M McSwain, born Taylor County, Texas, Farmer, age 24
    Mother Olive Howery [sic], Hardeman County, Texas, age 22
    Mother Residence Goree, Texas

    "Ruby Lou Smith Lane.  Her mother was my grandmother, Olive, oldestsister.  Her name was Minnie Jewel Howry Smith. She died in 1933, andher husband Pete Smith, died in 1935.  They had 4 children. Thechildren were separated, and went to different family members homes.Eldon and Olive adopted Ruby."
    --  Judy McSwain Miller, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 22 August 2011

    1940 Federal Census, Knox County, Texas, 10 April, Goree Precinct 4,District 138-6, page 5B, Hse #108, Rents $10
    McSwain, Eldon Head M W 32 Married Grade 7 b Texas same place in 1935Laundry Proprietor [b abt 1902]
    McSwain, Olive Wife F W 30 Married Grade 2 b Texas same place in 1935[b abt 1910]
    McSwain, Millard Son M W 11 Grade 5 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt1929]
    McSwain, Marion Son 10 Grade 4 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1930]
    McSwain, Eva Dau 7 Grade 1 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1933]
    Smith, Ruby L Niece 12 Grade 5 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1928]

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2
    Millard McSwain
    Birth Date 11 Jul 1908
    RR 1, Goree, TX, 76363

    Eldon's granddaughter contacted me in November 2011 and confirmed andadded come details.

    -------------------------------
    I am the Great Granddaughter of George McSwain b.29 Sept, 1869, thatmarried Julia Castleberry Gross.

    My Grandfather was Eldon Millard (legal; Millard Eldon), B.30 July,1907 and my Father was Millard Neal McSwain.

    My Grandfather's personal Bible stated that George had 3 brothers;John, Charlie, and Russell
    --  Judy McSwain Miller, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 14 November2011
    -------------------------------

    Sometimes we find Millard's names reversed.  He went by Eldon, sosometimes his name is given as Eldon Millard, as on Marion Franklin'sbirth certificate above.

    "Papa (my Grandfather) went by Eldon, or EM. My dad went by Millard."
    --  Judy McSwain Miller, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 20 August 2011

    After the death of his wife, Millard married again.

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    Millard E McSwain
    Age 74 , Birth Year abt 1908
    Marriage 16 Apr 1982 Baylor, Texas, USA
    Spouse Geneva Shelton
    Spouse Age 69

    Social Security Death Index
    Eldon McSwain
    Born 30 Jul 1907
    Died 8 Nov 1988
    Last Residence Goree, Knox, Texas 76363
    SSN 454-62-8973 issued Texas (1955)

    Millard ELDON McSwain
    Birth Jul. 11, 1908 [family records have 1907] Trent, Taylor County,Texas
    Death Nov. 8, 1988 Goree, Knox County, Texas
    Spouse Olive Bell Howry McSwain (1910 - 1981)
    Children:
    Millard Neal McSwain (1928 - 2008)
    Marion Franklin McSwain (1930 - 1964)
    Burial Goree Cemetery, Goree, Knox County, Texas
    Created by Dana Ribble Oct 14, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #78435907,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78435907

Sources

  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas
    • 11 April, Justice Precinct 5, District 7, page 5A, South Hwy 30, Hse
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas
    • 4 May, Justice Precinct 3, District 271, page 12,  209 Hse/Fam #197
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas
    • 7 January, Justice Precinct 1, District 10, page 2A, Throckmorton Rd,
  • 5. Judy McSwain Miller
  • 6. Millard Eldon McSwain Bible
  • 7. Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
  • 8. 1940 Federal Census, Knox County, Texas
    • 10 April, Goree Precinct 4, District 138-6, page 5B, Hse #108, Rents
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 10. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • 11. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 12. Obituary of Millard Neal McSwain, Goree, Texas, Blog, online January23
  • 13. Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011
  • 14. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
  • 15. Ancestry Comments

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