Millard Eldon MCSWAIN Millard Neal MCSWAIN Marion Franklin MCSWAIN Living MCSWAIN Living SMITH Mini tree diagram

Olive Bell HOWRY1,9,8,10,2,3,4,5,6,7,5

15th Mar 19101,2,3,4,5,6,7,5 - 10th Nov 19818,2,7

Life History

15th Mar 1910

Born in Quanah, Hardeman, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,5

30th Oct 1927

Married Millard Eldon MCSWAIN in Vera, Knox, Texas.4

15th Sep 1928

Birth of son Millard Neal MCSWAIN in Rule, Haskell, Texas.2,11,4,12,6,7,13,12,10

21st Nov 1930

Birth of son Marion Franklin MCSWAIN in Knox County, Texas.5,6

20th Jan 1964

Death of son Marion Franklin MCSWAIN in Goree, Knox, Texas.8,14,15

10th Nov 1981

Died in Wichita County, Texas.8,2,7

after 10th Nov 1981

Buried in Goree Cemetery,  Goree, Knox County, Texas.7

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living MCSWAIN


Birth of daughter Living SMITH


  • 1910 Federal Census, Cottle County, Texas, 18 April, Precinct 3, District 67, page 2B,  Hse/Fam #32
    Howry, Neil M Head  M W  34  Married 7 years  TX MO TX Farmer Rents [b abt 1876]
    Howry, Lula Wife F W 23 Married 7 yrs [no children rptd] TX TX TX [b abt 1887]
    Howry, Clarence M Son M W 7 Single OK TX TX [b abt 1903]
    Howry, Nissie J  Dau F W 4 Single  OK TX TX [b abt 1906]
    Howry, Carl Son M W 2 Single OK TX TX [b abt 1908]
    Howry, Ollie Dau  W 1mo TX TX TX [b abt Feb 1910]

    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, 14 Aug 2014

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

    1930 Federal Census, Baylor County, Texas, 11 April, Justice Precinct 5, District 7, page 5A, South Hwy 30, Hse #84, Fam #87
    McSwain, Millard E Head Rents, Owns a radio M W 22 First Married at age 19 TX TN AR Farmer [b abt 1808]
    McSwain, Olive B Wife F W 19 First Married at age 16 TX TX TX No Occupation [b abt 1811]
    McSwain, Millard N  Son M W 1 Single TX TX TX No Occupation [b abt 1929]

    In November 1930 Olive bore their second son Marion Franklin in their farm home near 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

    The 1910 and 1930 censuses tells us that Olive was born in Texas.  The Martin genealogy appears to be drawing upon family information to tell us further that she was born in Quanah, in Hardeman County.  We also learn her middle name.

    Olive Bell Howry
    Birth 15 Mar 1910 in Quanah, Texas
    Death 10 Nov 1981 in Wichita, Texas
    Spouse Millard Eldon McSwain 1908 - 1988
    --  Howard Randy Martin,

    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

    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 1935 Laundry 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 abt 1929]
    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]

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Olive Mcswain
    Death 10 Nov 1981 Wichita County

    We note from the Social Security Death Index that Olive was living in Knox County at the time of death, but the Texas Death Index clarifies that she actually died in Wichita County, Texas.

    Social Security Death Index
    Olive McSwain
    Born 15 Mar 1910
    Died Nov 1981
    Last Residence Goree, Knox, Texas 76363
    SSN 463-24-0717 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    Olive Bell Howry McSwain
    Birth Mar. 15, 1910 Quanah, Hardeman County, Texas
    Death Nov. 10, 1981 Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas

    Nealie Monroe Howry (1871 - 1951)
    Lucinda Ribble Howry (1888 - 1958)

    Spouse Millard ELDON McSwain (1908 - 1988)

    Millard Neal McSwain (1928 - 2008)
    Marion Franklin McSwain (1930 - 1964)

    Minnie Jewel Howry Smith (1906 - 1933)
    Carl William Howry (1907 - 1965)
    Earl Franklin Howry (1912 - 1981)
    Grady Alvin Howry (1922 - 1997)
    Marvin Elvin Howry (1925 - 1994)

    Burial Goree Cemetery,  Goree, Knox County, Texas

    Created by Dana Ribble Oct 14, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #78436052,


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