William H HOLDEN Russell Arbery MCSWAIN Wylton MCSWAIN Russell Lloyd MCSWAIN Nellie B MCSWAIN Mary E WIGLEY Mini tree diagram

Ethel E HOLDEN8,1,2,3,9,7,4,10,5,6

18th Mar 18861,2,3,4,5,6 - 13th Jun 19397,6

Life History

18th Mar 1886

Born in Mississippi.1,2,3,4,5,6

16th Dec 1901

Married Russell Arbery MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3

about 1906

Birth of son Wylton MCSWAIN in Arkansas.2,1,11

8th May 1909

Birth of son Russell Lloyd MCSWAIN in Arkansas.2,12,4,1,13

21st Feb 1911

Birth of son Nellie B MCSWAIN in Arkansas.1,15,6,14


Death of Russell Arbery MCSWAIN in Seymour, Baylor, Texas.16,17

7th Nov 1930

Death of son Nellie B MCSWAIN in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.6,14

13th Jun 1939

Died in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.7,6

after 13th Jun 1939

Buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.6


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 18A, Hse #21, Fam #212
    Holden, William H  Head  W M Nov 1859 40 Married 5 years MS MS MSFarmer Rents
    Holden, Jane R Wife W F Mar 1878 22 Married 5 years 2 children/1living AR SC SC
    Holden, Ethel Dau W F Mar 1884 16 Single MS MS MS

    This appears to be Ethel Holden who married Russel A McSwain about1905.  They are enumerated in the 1910 census in the same area, withtwo children and some Holden family members.  In the 1910 census Ethelis reported as 24, thus born about 1886, two years different form thebirth year reported in 1900.

    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
    McSwain, Russel Son M W 11mos Single AR AR MS
    Wigley, Margaret Grandmother F W 66 Single SC SC SC
    Holden, John Nephew M W 13 Single AR MS MS

    Note that Margaret is reported as Russel's grandmother.  But in the1900 census, she is reported as the mother of William Holden,grandmother of Ethel Holden McSwain's, not Russel McSwain's.

    John Holden is Ethel's brother.  So it is unclear why he is reportedas Russel's nephew.

    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]
    McSwain, Russel L Son M W 10 AR AR MS [abt 1909]
    McSwain, Nellie B Dau F W 8 AR AR MS [b abt 1911]

    In 1930 Ethel is the head of household, Russell having died in 1925.Her daughter Nellie Garner nd her husband are living in the household.

    1930 Federal Census, Dallas County, Texas, 10 May, Dallas Precinct 10,District 23, page 17A, 801 Park Ave, Hse #148, Fam #208
    McSwain, Ethel Head Rents F W 44 Widow First married at 15 MS MS MS
    McSwain, Lloyd Son M W 20 TN TN TN Filling Station Attendant
    -- Fam #208 --
    Garner, John Son M W 33 First married at 31 AR AR AR Elevator Boy
    Garner, Nellie Dau F W 19 First married at 18 AR AR AR

    They were listed in the city directory of that year, and I found themin the 1934 directory also.  I don't recognize the individual WilliamA McSwain, but notice he is at a different address from either Ethelor Wilton.  So he does not appear to be an immediate member of theirfamily.  He may be a cousin.  I know of one William A in this familyline, but he was born in 1858 in North Carolina.

    I do not have William A's marriage of death information, but hisparents Minor and Lucy Ann moved to Jefferson County, Arkansas, nearArkansas County where Ethel and Russell lived before moving to Texas.They moved to Arkansas soon after William A was born in 1858 and wereenumerated in the 1860 census in Arkansas.  William's parents died inArkansas.

    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 ofWilton]
    " 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

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1938, p 956
    McSwain Ethel (wid Russell A) home 1510 Beaumont
    -- Wylton F (Eunice) tr driver City Dept of Public Works h 2013Richardson Av

    A death record seems to indicate that Ethel was living with her sonWylton in Dallas when she died in 1939.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #27374
    Mrs. Ethel E. Mcswain
    Death 13 Jun 1939 Dallas County

    Only in June 2014 did I find more family information on Ethel,including her mother's name.  Her Find-a-Grave memorial was helpful,but had a different name than my previous source for her father.  Thememorial identifies him as Wade Holden, while he is identified in the1900 census with Ethel as William H Holden.  It is helpful to have hermother's name, Mary E Wigley.  Wehave other informatonont eh Wigley'srelated to otehr Ethel, Arkansas families.

    Ethel E Holden McSwain
    Birth Mar. 18, 1886 Arkansas
    Death Jun. 13, 1939 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
    Parents Wade Holden,​ Mary E. Wigley
    Spouse Russel McSwain
    Daughter Nellie B McSwain Gusman (1911 - 1930)
    Burial Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, PlotSection 154
    Created by David Brasfield Oct 12, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #98718869,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=98718869


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