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Re: Joseph F. Swimley
Posted by: Cheryl (ID *****3614) Date: January 24, 2010 at 13:32:09
In Reply to: Joseph F. Swimley by Cheryl of 640

Hi - here's info on one of their dau.'s listed otherwise in this site:

Elnora Virginia "Jennie" Swimley Brown

Residences: 317 W. Main St., St. Paris, Ohio; Berkeley County, West Virginia.
Church: Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Paris, Ohio; Zion Lutheran Church, St. Paris, Ohio.

1862 - At the age of eight, Jennie Swimley migrated with her family from Berkeley County, West Virginia to Ohio. Her father, Joseph F. Swimley, remarried in 1861 after the death of her mother, Elizabeth, in 1860.
September 24, 1930 - The following is the obituary from the "Urbana Daily Citizen" newspaper from ChampaignCounty, Ohio:

"Mrs. Elnora Virginia Brown, 77, widow of the late David E. Brown, St. Paris, died at the Memorial hospital in Piqua, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Mrs. Brown was taken to the hospital Sunday for treatment when a scratch on her left arm developed into gangrene.""Mrs. Brown was born in Winchester, Va., August 25, 1853. She was a prominent matron of St. Paris, where she was highly respected and well-known.""Surviving are four sons, Joseph Brown, and Roy Brown, of St. Paris, Otto Brown, of Dayton, and Walter Brown, of Akron; one sister, Mrs. Vern Price, of Ada, O., three half-sisters, Mrs. Val Pemberton, of Canton, Mrs. Emma Jones of Columbus, Mrs. Hattie Swimley of Missouri, and one half-brother, Hacket Swimley of Missouri.""Funeral services will be held from the Brown residence in St. Paris, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. The body will be laid to rest in the Evergreen cemetery by Bert Richeson, funeral director of St. Paris."

Marriage Notes for David Brown and Elnora Swimley:
The "St. Paris Independent" newspaper, from an article dated October 27, 1870 states: "Married on the 20th of Oct 1870, at the resident of the bride's father., by Rev. J. O. Hoffman, Mr. David Brown and Miss Jennie Swimley, both of St. Paris." ("Champaign County, Ohio St. Paris Newspaper Abstracts, January 1877 To 1911,"p. 0. Champaign County Genealogical Society, June 2000.)[Evangelical Lutheran Church]

David E. Brown (Levi2, John1) was born January 20, 1849 in St. Paris, Ohio, and died
March 2, 1927 in St. Paris, Ohio, at home - 317W. Main St..

Occupations: Blacksmith; grocery store owner; band leader in St. Paris, Ohio. His businesses were right next store to his home. [Today, another grocery store, Howard's IGA, stands in its place next to the house he lived in.David Brown built on a kitchen and downstairs bedroom to his house at 317 W. Main St. Originally the house,built in 1860, had 2 rooms upstairs and downstairs. All of David's children were born there. Marriages, funerals,and births all took place at this location. The house's source of heat was a coal stove. A closed staircase led to theupstairs. (From Virginia Brown Jordan in a conversation from 1996. She lived in this house growing up in St.Paris from 1929-1950.)]
Children of David Brown and Elnora Swimley are:

Minnie May4 Brown born December 4, 1871 in St. Paris, Ohio /died November 8, 1879 in St. Paris, Ohio Nora Bell Brown born December 1, 1874 in St. Paris, Ohio / died September18, 1879 in St. Paris, Ohio, Joseph Franklin Brown, born December 3, 1878 in St. Paris, Ohio /died December 16, 1933 in St. Paris, Emanuel LeRoy (Roy) Brown, born January 17, 1881 in St. Paris, Oh / d. February 15, 1954 in St. Paris Otto Brown, born April 29, 1883 in St. Paris, Oh / d. March 1, 1944 in Celina, Jefferson Twp., Mercer Co. Oh. He married (1) Catherine Malone November15, 1905; born October 29, 1882 in Urbana, Ohio; died December 21, 1907 in St. Paris, Champaign County, Ohio. He married (2) Iva Mae Heistan Aft. 1908; born August 1891 in Paulding County, Ohio; died April 18, 1960 in Celina, Jefferson Twp., Mercer County, Ohio - Gibbons Hospital.

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