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Re: Sarah Ann Davenport Swink
Posted by: Dorman Hollub (ID *****6788) Date: December 31, 2009 at 15:11:25
In Reply to: Sarah Ann Davenport Swink by T.S. Swink of 329

From the information you submitted on cemetery location, "5 miles east of Bryson" - that would be the Cottonwood cemetery which is the cemetery for Bryson. The cemetery records for Jack County would reflect two things: 1) death certificates; 2) tombstones. Since Paul Smith did those records and he was a long-time funeral director in Jack County, I suspect she might be buried there, but no tombstone exists.

I looked in the Graham, Bryson and Jacksboro newspaper indexes and the Jack County obituary index, but didn't see an obituary for her in 1911. All three of those newspapers saw an obituary as an "ad" and charged $1.00 for an obituary with a maximum of 100 words.

I did find the following references to a Swink surname in the Jacksboro newspaper index:

5 Jan 1893
Mrs. Swink has been quite sick is much better.

This reference probably refers to the wife of Professor O.B. Swink who was teaching at Antelope, Jack County, TX in 1893.

Be glad to visit with you, if you want to email me.

Dorman Holub
Chairman, Young County Historical Commission

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