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Logan Oliver Swope
Birth: Feb. 27, 1847
Danville
Boyle County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1900
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Wealthy Independence, Missouri businessman from land investments, and brother of Thomas Hunton Swope, who was also wealthy, and donated the land for Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1909, 3 members of the Swope household mysteriously died. James Moss Hunton, William Chrisman Swope, and Colonel Thomas Hunton Swope all died, and all three were patients of doctor Bennett Clark Hyde, who was married to the daughter of Logan Swope. Hyde was tried and found guilty of the murder of Thomas Swope after his body was exhumed and evidence of poisoning was noted. Hyde appealed and was released, and a second and third trial resulted in either a hung jury, or mistrial, accounts vary. Attorney James A. Reed who is also buried in this cemetery prosecuted Hyde. (bio by: Bill Walker) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Brevette Swope (1799 - 1881)
  Frances Ann Hunton Swope (1804 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  Maggie Chrisman Swope (1855 - 1942)*
 
 Children:
  Logan Oliver Swope (____ - 1884)*
  William Chrisman Swope (1878 - 1909)*
  Frances Hunton Swope Hyde (1879 - 1964)*
  Sarah Brevette Swope (1896 - 1916)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Hunton Swope (1827 - 1909)*
  William Craig Swope (1830 - 1867)*
  Eliza Jane Swope Plunket (1837 - 1919)*
  Felix Fontaine Swope (1844 - 1864)*
  Logan Oliver Swope (1847 - 1900)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Washington Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: Nov 24, 2002
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Logan Oliver Swope
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 Added: Feb. 27, 2015

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 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
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