John Allison MCSWAIN William August MCSWAIN Ruby Mae MCSWAIN Jewel B MCSWAIN John Edwin MCSWAIN Marion Nadeene ALLENSWIFE Oneda BURNS Henry Durward MCSWAIN Vesta Estelle Inie WEAVER Mini tree diagram
Chester Allen MCSWAIN

Chester Allen MCSWAIN1,2,6,5,3,5,4

9th Mar 19181,2,3,4 - Jul 19733,5

Life History

9th Mar 1918

Born in Magazine, Logan, Arkansas.1,2,3,4

about 1939

Married Marion Nadeene ALLENSWIFE in Beckham County, Oklahoma.6

Jul 1973

Died in Oklahoma.3,5

Jul 1973

Buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma.5

Other facts


Married Oneda BURNS


  • 1920 Federal Census, Logan County, Arkansas, 6 January, Revilee Township, District 55, page 2B, Hse/Fam #27
    McSwain, John A Head Rents M W 47 Ar SC SC Farmer
    McSwain, Dessie [Vessie] Wife F W 36 Widow IL IL IL None
    McSwain, Allen Son M W 1yr2mos AR AR AL

    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 NC Cotton Farmer
    McSwain, Bessie [Vessie] Wife F W 44 First married at age 19 [abt 1923] AL AL AL
    McSwain, Allen Son M W 11 AR AR AR

    From the information in the 1940 census, it looks like Allen married in about 1939.  His father had died in 1938, and he is reported as the head of the family household in the 1940 census.

    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 in 1935 Farmer [b abt 1938]
    McSwain, Mariam N Wife M W 22 Married Grade 6 b Oklahoma Rural Beckham County OK in 1935 [b abt 1918]
    McSwain, Vessie Mother F W 55 Widow Grade 6 b Alabama Same house in 1935 [b abt 1885]
    McSwain, Henry D Brother M W 17 Single Grade 8 b Arkansas Same House in 1935 No Occup [b abt 1923]

    Allen's wife here is named Mariam N. The only wife I had been able to document is named Oneda Burns, from information in her memorial on Find a Grave.  She is confirmed as the wife of Allen, who was her second husband.  He was going by Chester by that time.  This is the name on his Social Security records and his burial information.

    More information about Mariam was discovered only in January 2020, when Chester's WWII registration was found.  This gives the full name of his wife as Marion (not Mariam) Nadeene McSwain.

    U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    Chester Allen McSwain
    Age 22
    Birth 9 Mar 1918 Magazine, Arkansas, USA
    Residence Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA
    Employer        Farm (Self-employed farmer)
    Next of Kin Marion Nadeene McSwain
    5' 9' 148 lbs, Blue Eyes, Black Hair, Light Brown Complexion
    Registration 16 Oct 1940 Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, USA

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Chester McSwain
    Born 9 Mar 1918
    Died Jul 1973
    SSN 445-18-8279 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    Chester Allen McSwain
    Birth Mar 9, 1918 Magazine, Logan County, Arkansas
    Death 1973 Oklahoma
    John Allison McSwain 1873-1938
    Vesta Estella Weaver McSwain 1885-1964
    Spouse Oneda Burns McSwain 1917-1996
    Ruby M McSwain Sullins 1905-1992
    Jewel Rebecca McSwain Loyd 1907-1953
    John Edwin McSwain 1912-1968
    Henry D McSwain 1922-1996
    Burial Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma
    Created by Cokeman2 Dec 18, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #82103145,


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