John Allison MCSWAIN William August MCSWAIN Ruby Mae MCSWAIN Jewel B MCSWAIN John Edwin MCSWAIN Chester Allen MCSWAIN Leona V HENRYWIFE Lois Marie DODSON Vesta Estelle Inie WEAVER Mini tree diagram

Henry Durward MCSWAIN7,1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,10

12th May 19221,2,3,4,5,6 - 6th Nov 19962,3,5

Life History

12th May 1922

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

after 1953

Married Leona V HENRYWIFE.5

7th Feb 1953

Death of Lois Marie DODSON.5

6th Nov 1996

Died in Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Oklahoma.2,3,5

after 6th Nov 1996

Buried in Smith Cemetery, Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.3,5

Other facts


Married Lois Marie DODSON


  • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Henery D McSwain
    Birth Year 1922 Arkansas
    Residence Beckham County, Oklahoma
    Enlistment 15 Oct 1942 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    Education 3 years of high school
    Occupation Unskilled construction
    Height 70 inches, Weight 153

    In 1930, Burward is the youngest of three brothers in his parentshome.  Because he was born in Arkansas, we can tell his parents movedto Oklahoma after 1923.

    1930 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, 10 April, Elk Township,District 5-121, page 5A, Hse #78, Fam #79
    McSwain, John Head M W 56 First married at age 26 [abt 1900] AR NC NCCotton Farmer
    McSwain, Bessie [Vessie] Wife F W 44 First married at age 19 [abt1923] AL AL AL
    McSwain, Burward Son M W 7 AR AR AR

    In 1940, Burward is reported as Henry D McSwain.  We may take fromthis that his first name was Henry (but it could be the middle.)  TheD may be from the enumerator's understanding of Burward as Durward.But a public directory, as well as his grave and his Social Securityrecords have his name as Henry D McSwain.  Does this indicate that hismiddle name was really Durward?  Two family genealogies do indeedreport his name that way.

    1940 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, 9 April, Elk Township,District 5-12, page 4A, Hse #68, Rents $2
    McSwain, Allen C Head M W 11 Married Grade 8 Arkansas Same house in1935 Farmer [b abt 1938]
    McSwain, Mariam N Wife M W 22 Married Grade 6 b Oklahoma Rural BeckhamCounty OK in 1935 [b abt 1918]
    McSwain, Vessie Mother F W 55 Widow Grade 6 b Alabama Same house in1935 [b abt 1885]
    McSwain, Henry D Brother M W 17 Single Grade 8 b Arkansas Same Housein 1935 No Occup [b abt 1923]

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Henry D McSwain
    Birth 12 May 1922
    Phone Number 794-5692
    5808 NW 58th St, Warr Acres, OK, 73122-7321
    104 Baer Dr, Moore, OK, 73160-2318 (1993 1994 1995 1996 1997)

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1957, p 542
    McSwain Henry D (Leona) serv dept Gunn Bros Service Center h 1532 E7th Ave

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1958, p 429
    McSwain Henry D (Leona) servmn Gunn Bros Service Center h 1532 E 7thAve

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Amarillo, Texas, City Directory, 1959, p 464
    McSwain Henry D (Leona V) serv mgr Gunn Bros Service Center h 1532 E7th Ave

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    H. D. McSwain
    Born 12 May 1922
    Died 6 Nov 1996
    Last Residence Oklahoma City, Cleveland, Oklahoma 73160
    SSN 445-18-8281 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
    Henry D McSwain
    Birth 12 May 1922
    Death 6 Nov 1996
    Smith Cemetery, 301 N Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73160

    Find a Grave tells us the cemetery is actually in Moore, not OklahomaCity, and the county of Cleveland matches this, though a part ofOklahoma City also is in Cleveland County.

    Henry D McSwain
    Birth May 12, 1922
    Death Nov. 6, 1996
    Burial Smith Cemetery, Moore, Cleveland County, Oklahoma
    Created by Phil & Donna Strickland Jan 28, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #33343500,

    I found only one other McSwain in the Smith Cemetery, one Leona VMcSwain.  It seems reasonable to assume this is Henry's wife.  Thereis no grave photo to confirm if the graves share a stone or are sideby side.  Only closeups of the two footstones are shown.  But onegenealogy that has a wife for Henry reports her as Lois Marie Dodson.Maybe he had two wives, Lois being the first and Leona the second.Leona is the only wife I have found documentation of with Henry DMcSwain.  Oklahoma does not make its marriage records avaialble onlineor through services like Ancestry.

    I found Lois Dodson in the right place, at age 4 years in Elk City,Beckham County, Oklhaoma, with her parents.

    1910 Federal Census, Beckham County, Oklahoma, 17 April, Elk City Ward4, District 10, Page 11B, 701 West 10th St, Hse #218, Fam #279
    Dodson, Roy Head Owns $1000 M W 39 Married at age 18 years MO MO MOOil Mill Mgr
    Dodson, Myrtle Wife F W 36 Married at age 16 TX KY MO
    Dodson, Walter W Son M W 19 Single OK MO TX Odd Job Laborer
    Dodson, Elva M Dau F W 17 Single OK MO TX Housework
    Dodson, Edith M Dau F W 9 Single OK MO TX
    Dodson, Mildred R Dau F W 6 Single OK MO TX
    Dodson, Ruby L Dau F W 5 Single OK MO TX
    Dodson, Lois M Dau F W 4yrs1mo Single OK MO TX


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