Shelby  County  Indiana
Obituaries

Swinford


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday February 1, 1939
Page 1 column 6
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JOSHUA  SWINFORD  DIES  NEAR  TIPTON
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Former Shelby County Man Leaves Brother Here
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          Word has been received by  Claude C. Swinford, of Shelby county, of the death of his brother, Joshua Swinford, of Tipton county.  He was about eighty years old.
          The deceased was born in this county, the son of  Matthew  and  Lidia (McCarty) Swinford  and spent most of his life in this county.  Survivors besides the above mentioned brother, include one sister,  Mrs. Nora Lee, of this city; a brother  Van Swinford, of Franklin county, and a son,  Worthy, of Tipton county.
Contributed by Barb Huff for  L. Swinford


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday Afternoon,  March 27, 1933
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FARMER  FOUND        
        DEAD  AT  HOME
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W.  R.  (Bud)  Swinford  Discovered  In
Wood  Shed  Adjoining  Home  Early  Today
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HEART  TROUBLE  IS  CAUSE
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          William Henry (Bud) Swinford, well known resident of the county, was found dead at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Lewis Hawkins,  at 7:50 this morning.  Death was due, an examination revealed, to heart trouble, form which the deceased had suffered for some years.  He was found by the daughter in the wood house, near the home, one-half mile southeast of Lewis Creek.  Mr. Swinford had made his home with his children since the death of his wife some nine years ago.
          One of Shelby county's most prominent farmers, Mr. Swinford was the owner of more that two hundred acres of land.  He was born in Shelby township, this county, February 22, 1858, and at the time of his death, was aged 75 years, eleven months and five days.  He had spent his entire life in this county except for four years during which he lived in Sullivan county.
          An examination by Coroner Thomas Cartmel, Waldron, made shortly after the finding of the body, disclosed that death had resulted from angina pectoris and that he had been dead several minutes before he was found.
          United in marriage to  Miss Sarah Adeline Roberts,  on September 27, 1883, he became the father of five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom survive.  His wife died September 13, 1923.  Surviving relatives are  Hershel H.,  Fred  and  Ralph Swinford  and  Mrs. Lewis Hawkins,  all of Washington township, and  Mrs. Delphis Neley, of Frankfort, Ky.  There are also sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, in addition to three sisters and two brothers.
          He was a devoted member of the Pleasant Grove Christian church, near Fenns.  Funeral services will be held at the Christian church in Flat Rock at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning and interment will take place in the Flat Rock cemetery in charge of C. F. Fix & Son, local funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Indianapolis  Star
May 18, 1916
Page 4   Column 4
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DEATHS  IN  INDIANA
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          SHELBYVILLE--Mrs. Lydia Ann Swinford, 81 years old, is dead in Shelby Township.  She was the widow of  Matthew Swinford.  Four sons, three daughters and a brother survive.
Contributed by Virginia Latta Curulla


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday March 2, 1908
Page 4 column 6
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DEATHS-FUNERALS
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          Matthew Swinford, an aged and respected citizen of Shelby township, and a pioneer of Shelby county, died at 2 o'clock Sunday morning of senility.  For weeks he was in a precarious condition and his death was momentarily expected by the members of the family.  Mr. Swinford was seventy-seven years of age, but the life of toil and strife in the county's formation decreased his days upon earth, ageing him before his time.  Mr. Swinford was a hard worker, his labors beginning at the chanticleer's clarion note and ending at the hour of the setting sun.
          Of the allotted number of years Mr. Swinford spent seventy-one in Shelby county.  His acquaintance was extensive.  Mr. Swinford was an honest, affable, upright man, one that Shelby county could not afford to lose.  By birth Mr. Swinford was a Kentuckian.
          Surviving are the aged widow, four boys, three girls, twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
          The children are  Joshua,  James,  Sylvanus,  Claude,  and  Mrs. Edith Worden,  Mrs. Nettie Perkins  and  Mrs. Nora Mounts, all of this county.  One brother, Joshua Swinford, of Anderson, and two sisters, Mrs. Casander Coil, of Howard county, and  Mrs. Polly Stephens, of Tipton, also survive.
          Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove Christian church, of which he was a member, Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Carl Burkhart officiating.  Interment in the Lewis Creek Baptist cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, of this city.
Contributed by Barb Huff for  L Swinford


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 19, 1905
Page 6, column 3
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DEATH  OF  MRS. SWINFORD
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          Mrs. Nancy A. Swinford  died of typhoid fever at her residence in Shelby township, Thursday evening, at 8:45 aged fifty-nine years, seven months and twelve days.  She was a daughter of  James E. Harrell  of the same township.  Four children survive the deceased, these being  George  and  Louis Swinford,  Mrs. Ada Smear  of Madison county and  Mrs. Viola Hartzell  of Shelby township.  She is also a sister of  Mrs. John Butler  of Shelbyville.  Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove church at one p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Mr. Wilson officiating.  Interment at the Lewis Creek cemetery.  The remains were in charge of Robert Stewart.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Olive Lee


The  Shelby  Democrat
June 6, 1895
Page 3
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          Hazel D.,  the two-year and five months old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Van Swinford,  died at their home in Shelby township, at 6 o'clock p.m. Saturday, June 1.  Funeral services were held at the house at 9 p.m. Sunday, Elder Smith officiating.  Interment in the Lewis Creek cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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