Wiley Carew MCSWAIN Louis Wirt MCSWAIN Gladys Lucille MCSWAIN Carew Oliver MCSWAIN Logan Morris MCSWAIN Roger Fulton MCSWAIN Bedford Forrest ROWLAND Floyd Glenn JAMES Glenn JAMES Susan Frances LOWREY Mini tree diagram
Bernice June MCSWAIN

Bernice June MCSWAIN1,2,9,5,6,1,7,8

7th Jun 19191,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 19th Mar 20009,7,8

Life History

7th Jun 1919

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.5

31st Dec 1938

Married Bedford Forrest ROWLAND in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

before Jul 1946

Divorced from Bedford Forrest ROWLAND in Arkansas County, Arkansas

1st Jul 1946

Married Floyd Glenn JAMES in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,7

about 1952

Birth of son Glenn JAMES.10

5th Oct 1989

Death of Floyd Glenn JAMES in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,9,7,8

19th Mar 2000

Died in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,7,8

after 19th Mar 2000

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.7


  • "Bernice" is pronounced BURN-iss.
    --  Orville Boyd Jenkins

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 23 April, Prairie Township, District 25, page 7B, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #131, Fam #132
    McSwain, Wiley C Head Owns M W 52 Widowed AR NC NC Farmer
    McSwain, Bernice J Dau F W 10 Single AR AR OK

    Bernice marrired Bedford Rowland.  IN the 1940 census, they are living in the second house from her father Wiley Carew McSwain.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 6A, Belleview Rd, Hse #91, Rents $2
    Rowland, Bedford Head M W 21 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Farmer
    Rowland, Bernice Wife F W 20 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same place in 1935 Housekeeper

    In 1940 it appears that Bedford and Bernice have been married about 1 year or less.  And the report on location in 1935 says Rowland lived in the same place, and the same for Bernice, even though we know they were married only in 1938.   Thus the enumerator must have meant to indicate Ethel, but not in this house.  They are living in the second house from her father Wiley Carew McSwain.

    Bernice's headstone for the grave had not yet been updated with her death date when it was photographed by Edith McSwain Jenkins in June 2003.

    Social Security Death Index
    Bernice J. James
    Born 7 Jun 1919
    Died 19 Mar 2000
    Last Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas 72140
    SSN 430-48-4823 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Bernice June James [Bernice June McSwain] [Bernice James]
    Birth 7 Jun 1919 Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Father Wiley C McSwain
    Mother Susie F Lowrey
    Death Date 19 Mar 2000
    SSN 430484823
    Mar 1955 Name listed as BERNICE JUNE JAMES; Dec Name listed as BERNICE JUNE MCSWAIN; 11 Apr 2000 Name listed as BERNICE J JAMES

    Bernice McSwain James
    Birth Jun. 7, 1919
    Death Mar. 19, 2000
    Spouse Floyd Glenn James (1919 - 1989)
    Inscription:  MARRIED:'July 1, 1946'
    Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Dale Houghton Jun 05, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #91376357, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=91376357


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