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Alta Sprague Swain
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1889
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1972
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Alta Sprague Barrowman Swain

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Alta was born in Utah to Solomon Abraham Swain and Sara Jane "Jennie" (Giles) Sprague, both also of Utah.

She first married Peter Barrowman on Oct 9, 1906 in Salt Lake, Utah. They had 3 children:

Daughter, Maurine Ruby Barrowman b. 1908
Daughter, V.L. Barrowman b. 1910 (she died at age 3)
Son, Willard Sidney Barrowman b. 1912

For reasons unknown Alta and Peter went their seperate ways.

Alta secondly married John Swain on Dec 1, 1914 in Evanston, Uinta Co., Wyoming. On their marriage certificate, they were both listed as residing in Monroe, Utah.

Alta's ex-husband, Peter Barrowman, married again on Dec 12, 1916 in Ely, White Pine County, Nevada to Cornelia Pounders.

1920 presents an unusual circumstance. Alta and John were enumerated in Manard, Camas Co., Idaho. Two Swain boys were listed (Leslie and Haumer?) and also Johns baby brother. However, Alta's daughter Ruby M. Barrowman (age 12) was living with her father and stepmother in Los Angeles, California. Alta's son Willard (age 7) was living with his grandmother, Jennie Sprague in Salt lake City, Utah.

Alta and John Swain had four children:
son, Leslie
son, Haumer, Hammer or Hanmer middle initial J
daughter, Mary
daughter Jennie Lou Swain Shaw 1921-1994

Alta and John were divorced sometime before 1928. Her ex-husband, John Swain, married again Oct 19, 1928 in Franklin, Idaho to Edna (McDonald) Carter.

In the 1930 census, Alta was living in Los Angeles, California. Her son, Willard Barrowman(age 18), and two daughters Mary Swain (age 9 and Jennie L. Swain (age 8) were living with her. Her son's Leslie and Haumer were living with their father and stepmother in Utah.

1940 she was still in Los Angeles, CA and working as a dressmaker. Living with her was her son, Leslie W Swain (24) Mary (19) and Jennie Lou (18).

Family links: 
  Sara Jane Giles Sprague (1865 - 1966)
  Niels Peter Barrowman (1885 - 1980)
  John Howard Swain (1886 - 1946)
  V. L. Barrowman (1910 - 1913)*
  Willard Sidney Barrowman (1912 - 1992)*
  Leslie Warden Swain (1915 - 1987)*
  Alta Sprague Swain (1889 - 1972)
  Celestine Sprague O'Halloran (1898 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Monroe City Cemetery
Sevier County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Jen
Originally Created by: Max Turpin
Record added: Apr 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36201961
Alta <i>Sprague</i> Swain
Added by: Max Turpin
Alta <i>Sprague</i> Swain
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- Jen
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014

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