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Amy Orpha Ridlen Swain
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1890
Shelby County
Indiana, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1913
Shelby County
Indiana, USA

She was born the daughter of George Franklin "Frank" Ridlen and Easter Jemima (Ferris) Ridlen Drake.

She was united in marriage to Albert "Bert" E. Swain on August 17, 1906, in Shelby County, Indiana. To this union, two known children were born: Charles Swain and Geneva M. Swain.

She died at the age of 24 from the complications of a goiter.
THE SHELBY COUNTY DEMOCRAT, April 24, 1913, pg 4, col 3


Mrs. Albert Swain, twenty-four years old, died at her home in Van Buren Township, west of Fountaintown, at three-thirty o'clock Saturday afternoon, following an illness of several months. Her death was due to complications caused by a goitre from which she had long been suffering. For the past ten weeks she had been unable to leave her room and was constantly under the care of Dr. Mace of New Palestine. Seven weeks ago she was taken to the Deaconess hospital at Indianapolis in the hope that an operation might give her relief, but her condition was such that it was impossible to perform the operation and she was returned to her home two weeks ago where she awaited with patience and true Christian fortitude the summons of the Death Angel. An autopsy was held Sunday afternoon, but the physician's were unable to ascribe any cause for her death except complications caused by the goitre.

Mrs. Swain was born and reared in VanBuren township and was widely known in the northern part of the county. She was popular among all who knew her and her untimely death came as a blow to her relatives and her many friends. Surviving her are her husband and two small children--Genevieve, five years old, and Charles, not yet two years of age. She also leaves her mother, Mrs. Albert Drake, of Moral township; her step-father, a brother, Edgar Ridlin, of Moral township, and a half-brother, Ralph Drake.

Mrs. Swain was an active member of the Methodist Protestant church at Carrollton and the funeral services were held at the church at one-thirty o'clock this afternoon the Rev. H. C. Ross, pastor of the church, officiating, and the interment was made in the New Palestine cemetery. 
Family links: 
  George Franklin Ridlen (1870 - 1907)
  Easter Jemima Ferris Drake (1870 - 1939)
  Albert E. Swain (1882 - 1939)*
  Charles I Swain (1911 - 1975)*
  Amy Orpha Ridlen Swain (1890 - 1913)
  Edgar Delouris Ridlen (1892 - 1978)*
  Ralph C. Drake (1898 - 1948)**
  Meredith Louis Ridlen (1907 - 1992)**
*Calculated relationship
New Palestine Cemetery
New Palestine
Hancock County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Fritts Second Addition
Maintained by: genealogyfever
Originally Created by: baby_vamp_2008
Record added: Nov 15, 2007
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Amy Orpha <i>Ridlen</i> Swain
Added by: Julie Huffman
Amy Orpha <i>Ridlen</i> Swain
Added by: Julie Huffman
Amy Orpha <i>Ridlen</i> Swain
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