Shelby  County  Indiana


The Shelbyville News
Saturday, January 11th, 1969
Page 4, column 5
Death Claims Elmer Swift
Retired farmer, Elmer O. Swift, 89, Orange Township, Rush County, died at 5:30 p.m., Hillside Haven Rest Home, Rushville, patient there nine days.
Born in Shelby County Dec. 4, 1879, s/o  John and Margaret (Jones) Swift.
April 28, 1901, married  Mary Ann (Mollie) Wolfe; she died Jan. 4, 1969.
Member of Milford Lodge No. 94, F. and A.M. for 62 years and Bethel Separate Baptist Church since a young man.
Survivors:  one son, Paul O. Swift, R. R. 1, Manilla; a half-sister, Mrs. Stella DeCoursey, Beech Grove; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Services:  Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul, with Revs. David Freeman and E. C. Bate officiating.
Burial:  Jones Cemetery.
Contributed by Doug Scott, summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelbyville News
Monday, January 6th, 1969
Page 4, column 3
Death Claims "Mollie" Swift  -- 
Rites Tuesday for Missouri Native, 86.
Mrs. Mary Ann "Mollie" Swift, 86, R R.1, Manilla, died at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, Rush Memorial Hospital.  Failing health one year.
Services:  Carmony Funeral Home in St. Paul, with the Revs. David Freeman and E. C. Bate officiating.  
Burial:  Jones Cemetery.
Born in Missouri, April 19, 1882, d/o  David and Rebecca Jane (Russell) Wolfe.
April 28, 1901, married Elmer O. Swift; he survives with one son, Paul O. Swift, R. R. 1, Manilla.
Also surviving:  two granddaughters, Mrs. Pauline Munster, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Eleanor Bate, North Vernon, both of whom were reared by Mrs. Swift;  two sisters, Mrs. Ica Cook, R. R. 1, St. Paul and Mrs. Fayme Wolfe, Westport, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Four daughters, one brother and one sister preceded in death.
Member of Bethel Separate Baptist Church and its Sheaf Gatherers Class.
Contributed by Doug Scott and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
June 24, 1915
Page 7   column 4
Passes Away at Home of Her
Daughter, Mrs. Chase Smith,
Near Marietta.
(From Friday's Daily.)
          Mrs. Sarah I Swift,  67 years old, died at the home of her daughter,  Mrs. Chase Smith,  nine miles southwest of this city, near Marietta, at three-forty o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the end following a lingering illness caused by tuberculosis of the lungs.  She had been confined to her bed for fiftenn weeks.
          Mrs. Swift was born in Brown county, July 25, 1847, and had been a resident of this county for fifteen years.  She was very well known in the west and southwest part of the county and had many friends, by all whom she was held in the highest esteem, and all of whom will be saddened by her death.  She had married three times and all her husbands had preceded her in death, Mr. Swift passing away in 1903.
          Mrs. Smith, at whose home she died, was born of her second marriage.  Two children of the first marriage survive.  They are  Ernest C. Engle  and  Mrs. Delzie Davis,  both of this city.  She also leaves four grandchilren.
          In her girlhood days Mrs. Swift united with the Baptist church.  Later she became a member of the Friends' church, but she had been a regular attendant at Baptist churches for several years preceding her death.
          The funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. H. N. Spear officiating, and interment will be made in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.  Auto service.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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