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Swearingen, George R.
LAST NAME: Swearingen FIRST NAME: George MIDDLE NAME: R. NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
GENDER: M TITLE: 
BORN: 1 Apr 1873 DIED: 30 Nov 1945 BURIED: 2 Dec 1945 ~ Smith Cemetery
OCCUPATION:  
BIRTH PLACE:  Wapallo, Iowa
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon
NOTES: 
1900 CENSUS - George Searingen [sic] (b Apr 1873, Iowa, occupation farmer) enumerated with wife of 3 years Lieutisha (b May 1879, Nebraska, mother of 1 child who was living) and 1 child, Joseph (b Sept 1898, Nebraska) 1910 CENSUS - George Swearingen (37y, b Iowa) enumerated with wife of 12 years Lautisha (30y, b Iowa, mother of 5 children, all living) and 5 children, Joseph (10y, b Nebraska), Jennie (8y, b Nebraska), Murill (6y, b Oregon), Mattie (3y, b Oregon) & Archie (16m, b Oregon) 1920 CENSUS - George Swearingen (46y, b Iowa), enumerated with wife Letitia (40y, b Iowa), 7 children Joe (20y, b Nebraska), Jennie (18y, b Nebraska), Merle (15y, b Oregon), Archie (11y, b Oregon), Ruth (8y, b Oregon), George (5y, b Oregon) & Doris (2y, b Oregon), brother-in-law Joe Roth (76y, b Pennsylvania), sister-in-law Ruth Roth (45y, b Iowa) & nephew Joe Roth (18y, b Nebraska)
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
OSBH DC (1945 Polk co) #7410 George R. Swearingen, male, retired, married, spouse Leutisha R. Swearingen (66y); b 1 Apr 1873, Wapello, Iowa; father Perry Swearingen (b Neb); mother Martha Osburn (b Iowa); d 30 Nov 1945, Rt 4, Box 386, West Salem, age 72y 7m 29d; lived 10y in town, 40y in Ore; bur Smith; informant Myna Swearingen, Canby, Ore
OBITUARY: 
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Smith-Baun funeral home in Independence for George R. Swearingen, 72, who died November 30 at his home in West Salem. Henkle & Bollman were in charge of arrangements and interment was in the Smith cemetery near Monmouth. Mr Swearingen lived south of Dallas for several years before moving to West Salem where he resided with his wife for the past two years. He had been a resident of the state for 40 years. He was born on April 1, 1873, at Wapallo, Iowa. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are the wife, Mrs Leutisha Swearingen, Salem; three sons, Joe L. Swearingen of Jasper, Merle R. Swearingen of Canby and Arch L. Swearingen of Salem; two daughters, Mrs Jennie C. Putman of Corvallis and Mrs Ruth B. Rose of Sheridan. There are five grandchildren. Itemizer Observer, Thursday, December 13, 1945, 9:5
INSCRIPTION: 
George R. Swearingen 1879-1945
SOURCES: 
OSBH DC (1945 Polk co) #7410 1900 NE CENSUS (Cherry Co, Sparks, ED 47, sheet 2A) 1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 237, sheet 5B) 1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Monmouth, ED 369, page 204A) Itemizer Observer, 13 Dec 1945, 9:5
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