Walter Edmond MCSWAIN Hermond MCSWAIN Inez Irene MCSWAIN Walter Edmond MCSWAIN Willard Thomas MCSWAIN David L MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram

Dena Leona BURNETT5,4,1,2,6,3

about 18881,2,3 - 21st Nov 19224

Life History

about 1888

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3

28th Feb 1909

Married Walter Edmond MCSWAIN in Franklin County, Arkansas.2

May 1910

Birth of daughter Hermond MCSWAIN in Franklin County, Arkansas.1,3

15th Oct 1910

Birth of daughter Inez Irene MCSWAIN in Franklin County, Arkansas.7,3,6

3rd Mar 1913

Birth of son Walter Edmond MCSWAIN in Franklin County, Arkansas.7,3,8

4th Dec 1915

Birth of son Willard Thomas MCSWAIN in Arkansas.9,8,6,7,3

Jun 1918

Birth of son David L MCSWAIN in Franklin County, Arkansas.8,3

21st Nov 1922

Died in Franklin County, Arkansas.4


  • Dena married Walter E McSwain 28 Feb 1909 in Franklin County, Arkansas.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    W E McSwain
    Age: 24, Birth Year 1885
    Residence Coal Hill, Johnson, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Dena Burnett
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Altus, Franklin, Arkansas
    Marriage 28 Feb 1909 Franklin County
    Marriage License Date: 22 Feb 1909

    In 1910 they are living in White Oak Township of Franklin County, Arkansas.  Actually Walter's wife's name is so scrawled, it is hard to tell what was intended.  It appears to begin with the letter U or V.

    The 1910 census was the first record I found for Dena, and had no information at that time on her maiden name, and only the first name Deana from the 1920 census.  The wife's name in the 1910 census is scrawled and hardly readable.  The daughter's name is also a mess, and not clear.  Another genealogist using Ancestry user has suggested the name was Hermond.

    1910 Federal Census, Franklin County, Arkansas, 22 April, White Oak Township, District 52, page 6B,  Hse/Fam #76
    Burnett, Fred M  Head  M W  59 Married 41 years Ark Unknown NC Farmer Owns
    Burnett, Rebecca Wife F W 60 Married 41 years 12 children/9 living AR AL TN
    Burnett, Susan  Dau F W 10  AR AR AR
    Burnett, Major Son M W 27 Single AR AR AR Farm Laborer
    -- Hse #76, Fam #77 --
    McSwain, Walter U [Eugene?]  M W 25 Married 1 yr AR AR AR Farmer Rents
    McSwain, Venie (?)  Wife F W 22 Married 1 yr 1 child/1 living AR AR AR
    McSwain, Hermond  Dau F W 1mo  AR AR AR [b abt May 1910]

    In the 1920 census Walter's wife is clearly listed as Deana L.  I suspected her maiden name was Burnett, since they are living as a second family in the same household with an older couple named Burnett, with other children still in the household.  Her maiden name is confirmed by the California death record of their son Willard Thomas McSwain, reporting his mother's maiden name as Burnett.

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Willard Thomas McSwain
    Birth 4 Dec 1915 Arkansas
    Death 11 Jul 1994 San Joaquin
    Mother's Maiden Name: Burnett
    Social Security #551266136

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Volume 66, Certificate #384
    Leona Den Mcswain
    Death 21 Nov 1922 Franklin County


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