Posted By:Sylvia Meeker
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Subject:John and Nellie (Rhinehart)Swisher/Sigourney/1930s
Post Date:March 02, 2002 at 06:55:25
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Looking for information about my granduncle, John Franklin Swisher, who died in Sigourney, Iowa in 1937. I believe he had a clothing(?)store in Sigourney. He was born in Ohio 1854, grew up in Brighton, Washington County, married first Clara Reed. She apparently died in childbirth in 1879. Second he married Nellie Rhinehart (died in Sigourney in 1936). Their children were Cleo, Julia and Kenneth Swisher. Julia married Vaughn Hamiliton, a violinist with the Boston Symphony and lived in Boston. Kenneth and Cleo may have stayed in Iowa.