Shelby  County,  Indiana
Obituaries

Swango


Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home
June 2014
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          Larry Gene Swango, 46, of Shelbyville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Major Hospital. He was born May 20, 1968, to Jimmie Swango and Carol Ann (Hight) Swango in Shelbyville. He married  Virginia (Rowland) Swango  on Dec. 22, 1990, and she survives.  Other survivors include daughters,  Lydia Rose Swango and  Mary Madeline Swango, both of Shelbyville; mother-in-law,  Rose Mary (Rowland) Martin and husband, John, of Shelbyville; brothers,  Joe Swango and Lewis Swango; brothers-in-law:  Mike Rowland and wife, Sherry, of Arlington; and  Tom Rowland and wife, Tammy, of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Evelyn Miller of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bud Rowland.
          Larry was a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1986, and earned his bachelor's degree from Marian University in 2014 with honors. After being diagnosed with ALS in 2012, Larry continued working for a while and also finished his education.  He worked in quality control at Triumph Fabrication of Shelbyville, retiring in 2013 after eight years of service.  He was a member of Fairland Christian Church, where he had been a deacon.  Larry was a member of the Moose Lodge, where he held an officer position.  Larry was involved with Relay for Life Shelby County, where he was team captain. He loved playing any kind of sports and watching his children play soccer. He was an avid NFL Buffalo Bills fan and was present when Jim Kelly was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
          Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, Shelbyville, IN 46176.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at the funeral home, with Elder Don Tucker officiating.  Burial will be at Haw Creek Cemetery in Bartholomew County.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Lydia Rose & Mary Madeline Swango Trust Fund in care of the funeral home.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
December 24, 1968
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Mrs. Dora Swango, 102, Shelbyville, Dies
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Shelbyville, Ind. - Funeral services for  Mrs. Dora Swango, 102 years old, Shelbyville, Shelby County's oldest resident, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Ewing Mortuary here.  Burial will be in Boggstown Cemetery.   Mrs. Swango died Sunday in a Shelby County nursing home.  Survivors include a daughter, a grandson, 10 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
September 8, 1925
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INFANT  SWANGO.
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          Margaret M.,  infant daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Earl Swango,  died Tuesday morning at their home, No. 529 Third street.  The babe is survived by the parents, one sister, and the grandparents,  Mr. and Mrs. James Swango, of this city, and  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Copenhaver,  of Fowler.  Burial was made this afternoon in Forest Hill cemetery.  Morris Sleeth in charge.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday July 11, 1921
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SARAH JANE SWANGO
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          Mrs. Sarah J. Swango, aged 88 years died at her home, 346 East Jackson street, at ten-thirty Sunday evening.  Death was caused from complication of diseases, brought on by old age.  Mrs. Swango was born in Greensburg, but has resided in this city for the past forty-five years.  Two daughters survive. 
Funeral services will be conducted at the Vine Street M.P. church Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock. Burial in the City cemetery, Stewart and Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday July 14, 1921
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AGED  RESIDENT 
OF  CITY  DIED  SUNDAY
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          Mrs. Sarah Jane Swango, age 88 years, widow of Solomon Swango, a Civil War veteran, died at her home, 346 east Jackson street, Sunday night at 10:30 o’clock, death being caused from a complication of diseases, incident to old age.  Funeral services will be held at the Vine Street M.P. Church, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Crider officiating.  The burial will be made in the City cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
          Mrs. Swango was born in Decatur county in 1833, and at an early age moved to this county, where she had since resided, having been a resident of this city for many years.  Mrs. Swango was among the few pioneers who saw this county when it was little more than a wilderness and it was always her delight to tell many interesting stories pertaining to her girlhood days.  She was well liked by all who knew her and her death will be mourned by many.  Her husband proceeded her twenty-five years ago.  She is survived by two daughters, namely, Mrs. Ida Dunn, of Greensburg, and Mrs. Minnie Cravens, of this city.  She also leaves a half-sister, Mrs. America Anderson, of this county; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
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Decatur County, Indiana Marriages
Solomon Swango  &  Sarah Jane Brightwell
December 6, 1860
Book I page 125 
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Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday January 12, 1920
Page 1 column 2
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VETERAN  OF  WAR
DIED  HERE  TODAY
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Abraham Swango, After Ten Days Illness,
Died of Uraemic Poisoning
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FUNERAL SERVICE TUESDAY
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          Abraham Swango, age seventy-three years, veteran of the civil war, and a native of Shelby county, died Sunday night at 10:45 o’clock at his home, No. 332 west Locust street. Mr. Swango had been ill for ten days. His death was caused by uraemic poisoning.
          He was born in Shelby county, the son of  Abraham and  Nancy [Bruce Rose] Swango. For many years he lived in Sugar Creek township, coming o this city recently. During the civil war he served with the Union forces, being a member of Company G. 148th Indiana Infantry.
          Mr. Swango leaves his widow,  Mrs. Mary Swango; two sons,  James Swango, of Sugar Creek township, and  Edward Swango, of this city; and two step children,  Charles Davis and  Mrs. Carrie Garrison, of Shelbyville.
         
Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the Rev. E. Arthur Daugherty, pastor of the West street M.E. church officiating.  Burial will be made in the Boggstown cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contriuted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday October 8, 1919
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SARAH  SWANGO
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Prominent Boggstown Woman
Died at Home Tuesday Night
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          Mrs. Sarah Swango, 76 years of age, wife of Abraham Swango, prominent and well known among Boggstown people, died at her home there at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday evening of a complication of diseases following an illness of several days.
          She is survived by the husband, two sons,  James of Boggstown;  Edward, of this city; one step-son,  Charles Davis, of Grant county, and one daughter,  Mrs. Catherine Garrison, of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist chapel of Boggstown at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the Elder Thomas Hubbard, officiating.  Burial will be made in the Boggstown cemetery in charge of R.J. Edwards, of this city.
Contriuted by Barb Huff


The  Semi-weekly  Republican
Friday October 30, 1896
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          Nancy Swango died at the residence of her daughter,  Mrs. Darias Crosby, in Hendricks township, at 2 a.m. Tuesday, October 27, 1896, of old age.  Deceased was born in Gallatin County, Kentucky December 8, 1802, and came to this state in the year 1841.  Deceased was the mother of eleven children, six of whom survive her, three sons and three daughters.  The remains were buried Wednesday October 28. Services at the Second Mt. Pleasant church at 11 a.m. Rev. P.O. Duncan officiating. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.  Cortege will leave the house at 10 a.m. D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 17, 1895
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          William Swango died at his home in Sugar Creek township at seven o’clock a.m. Wednesday, October 9, of inflammation of the bowels, age fifty-eight years.  Funeral at the house at ten o’clock a.m. Thursday.  Interment in the Sand Hill cemetery.  Deceased was a relative of  Doc Swango, who was killed by  Frank Marks here last August.  There are five of the family confined to their beds with typhoid fever.  Cummins & Edwards had charge of the remains.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday August 22, 1895
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CORONER’S VERDICT
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          I,  William T. Knapp, M.D., Coroner of Shelby County, Indiana, having viewed the body of  Solomon Swango, heard the evidence, and made all necessary inquiry, find that Solomon Swango came to his death by being struck by a blow on his head by  Frank Marks, with a second growth ash club, about thirty-six inches long, six inches in circumference and thirty-five ounces in weight, on east Broadway street, Shelbyville, Shelby county, Indiana, about four o’clock p.m., Friday August 9th, 1895.  I find that Solomon Swango, was on the public highway and the blow on his head produced a violent mental shock resulting in death.  I find Frank Marks guilty of malicious murder in the first degree and command the sheriff,  John Burk, Esq., to arrest  Frank Marks and take him before a Justice of the Peace or Mayor.
William T. Knapp, M. D.        
Coroner of Shelby County, Indiana        
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 22, 1885
Page 2, column 4
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          Word was received here Saturday announcing the death of  Mrs. Sallie Swango, of Fulton county.  Mrs. Swango was about sixty-four years of age and a former resident of this county, moving to the above named county about three years ago.  She was a sister of  Ben Farmbrough and  Millie Farley.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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