|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1866|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 1946|
Mrs. Addie Ann Swann, 80, who was born in pioneer parents in Oregon in 1866 and came to the Kittitas Valley in 1898, died early yesterday at the Kitttias County Hospital. She suffered a stroke last July and another six weeks ago.
She was one of the first white children born in Salem, Oregon. He parents were Nancy and William Young. While she was still a small child, the family moved to Olympia and she passed most of her early life there. She was married to John F. Forbes at Olympia. Of five children born to that union, only one son, Harold Forbes, now a resident of the Swauk, survives.
Coming to the Kittitas Valley in 1898, she married Thomas Swann, a Reecer Creek farmer. Her husband died in 1920 but Mrs. Swannn continued to operate the farm with her son, William, until 1926, when she moved to Tacoma to make her home with a daughter, Mrs. C. E. Nicholson. Upon Mrs. Nicholson's death in 1929, she moved to Cle Elum.
She lived in and around Cle Elum until last July when she became ill. From that time, until she was recently hospitalized, she lived with her son in the Swauk. She is survived by her son, Harold; four stepchildren, Mrs. Audrey Sisk, Ellensburg; Mrs. Ruby Hall Young, Olympia; and Emery and Will Swann, both of Olympia; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel with Rev. Fred Hall in charge. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery.
Ellensburg Daily Record, December 23, 1946
Thomas Swann (1854 - 1920)
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