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Joseph Frederick "Fred" Swan

Male 1885 - 1955


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  • Name  Joseph Frederick "Fred" Swan  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Nickname  Fred 
    Born  26 May 1885  near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Medical 
    • His left leg was paralyzed.
    Iowa State Census  1895  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Joseph F. Swan, age 9, born in Louisa County Iowa, white
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Joseph F. Swan, son, white, male, born in May 1885, age 15, single, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, occupation at school, attended school 9 months during the previous year, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card #: 30, J. Fred Swan, Post Office: Morning Sun Iowa
    Census  1910  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Joseph F. Swan, son, male, white, age 24, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation farmer, nature of industry working out, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0, could read, could write
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Serial Number: 818, No.: 980, Joseph Frederick Swan; Age: 33; Address: Morning Sun; Louisa County, Iowa; Date of birth: May 26, 188?; native born; Present trade: farmer; By whom employed: W. C. Swan; Where employed: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Nearest relative: W. C. Swan (father); Nearest relative's address: Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: brown; Hair color: black; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: left leg paralyzed; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Fred J. Swan, son, male, white, age 34, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry home, wage earner
    Census  1930  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Line Number: 25; Name: J. Fred Swan; Relation: Son; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 44; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: No; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: Yes; Trade, Profession: Laborer; Industry: Odd Jobs; Code: 7899; Employer, Wage Worker, or Own Account: Wage Worker; Actually at Work (Y/N): Yes; Veteran (Y/N): No.

      Line Number: 26; Name: Markas Swan; Relation: Son; Sex: Male; Color or Race: White; Age at Last Birthday: 22; Marital Condition: Single; School or College Since September 1, 1929: Yes; Could Read and Write: Yes; Where Born: Iowa; Where Father Was Born: Iowa; Where Mother Was Born: Iowa; State or M. T. Code: 65; Whether Able to Speak English: None.
    Residence  Sep 1938  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Jun 1954  Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Died  19 Jun 1955  [5
    Buried  21 Jun 1955  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Obituary  23 Jun 1955  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Funeral Tuesday for Fred Swan

      Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon (June 21, 1955) at the Pierce funeral home for Fred Swan, 70, who died Sunday evening. He had been hospitalized for more than a year following a long period of failing health. His entire life was spent in the Morning Sun community.

      The son of Eliza Ellen McClure and William Swan, Joseph Fred Swan was born on a farm near Morning Sun on May 26, 1885. Most of the time during his active years was spent in farming.

      Surviving are his father, W. C. Swan, two brothers, Marcus Swan, Riverside, California, and Charles C. Swan, New London, and four sisters, Viola Swan, Britt, Mrs. Roy Patterson, Alamagordo, New Mexico; Mrs. W. B. Smith, Rock Island, Illinois; and Mrs. Alta Nichols, Morning Sun.

      Fred Swan's death occurred exactly one year, to the day and almost to the hour, after the death of his brother, O. K. Swan.

      Funeral services were in charge of Reverend Floyd Bowerman, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery.
    Person ID  I10609  All Families
    Last Modified  29 Jan 2014 

    Father  William Chestnut Swan,   b. 19 Apr 1861, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1955, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Anna Eliza Ellen McClure,   b. 4 Jan 1867, near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1938, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Sep 1884  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 14, 15, 16
    Alt. Marriage  4 Sep 1885  [3
    • This is an error.
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Swan, William C.; Spouse: McClure, Ann Eliza Ellen; Marriage Date: 3 September 1884; County: Louisa; State: Iowa
    Marriage Fact 
    • Notes from researcher Joy Conwell: [Their] marriage record is on file at the Louisa County Courthouse, Wapello, Iowa.
    Family ID  F3578  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).
      Notes from Joy Conwell: "Name from History of Louisa County, Iowa pg 530."

    2. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Louisa County, Iowa; Morning Sun Town, Morning Sun Township; Sutro Library Microfilm #2128, Roll 666; Enumeration Date: April 3, 1930 (Hazel Griffin); Supervisor's District Number: 15; Enumeration District Number: 58-15; Sheet Number: 5A; Page Number: 76 2851.

    3. [S30] Louisa County, Iowa - Louisa County History 1911, Arthur Springer, (The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1911, Chicago, Illinois), pages 529-530 (Reliability: 3).
      Republished online at the Louisa County, Iowa Genealogical Society committee of the Louisa County Historical Society at URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ialcgs/bio_st.htm (2/2008)

    4. [S1948] World Connect - OllivettVosburghCassedy: :981920, (last updated: Sat Aug 25 13:36:01 2001, contact: Diane Ollivett-Miels) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S12704] Swan, Joseph Fredrick "Fred" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, June 23, 1955; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 10B, page number: 92; enumeration date: June 13, 1900

    8. [S29] 1895 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 4).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa

    9. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Twp, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    10. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 98, supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 10A, page number: 115; enumeration date: May 7, 1910

    11. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 102; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 12A, page number: 238; enumeration date: January 6, 1920

    12. [S1794] Swan, Anna Eliza Ellen (McClure) - Obituary, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 8, September 1, 1938; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S12705] Swan, Oscar "Knox" - Obituary, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, June 24, 1954; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S33] Conwell, Joy Lynn (Ferguson) (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S26] Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 4).

    16. [S12237] Swafford, Jack Willis "J. W." - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, November 7, 1968; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).