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Carl James Swain
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1863
La Crosse
La Crosse County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1919
Snohomish County
Washington, USA

Arlington Times, February 13, 1919

Pastor of Congregational Church Succumbs to Attack of Influenza - Sketch of His Useful Career.

Rev Carl J. Swain, for the past three years pastor of the Congregational church in this city passed away suddenly Friday morning, Feb. 7th, as the result of an attack of influenza from which he had suffered for about three weeks. He was supposed to be on the road to recovery and had been up about the house the previous day, taking his meals with the family for the first time since the inception of his sickness. During the night he had a severe fit of coughing and in the midst of this suddenly stepped across the frontier of another world. When the news spread next morning it cast the whole community into sadness, for there were few indeed who did not know and respect the deceased.

Funeral Services

At 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon the people gathered at the Congregational church to pay their last respects to one to whom they had so often listened in that edifice. The concourse was unusually large and sincere grief only to manifest.

The services were in charge of two brother ministers, Rev. H. V. Haslam, who read the scripture lesson and offered prayer, and Rev. Squire, who preached the funeral discourse, dwelling on the great world-wide mission of Christianity, the problems and hopes of humanity and love of country - all of which were themselves dear to the departed. The text was one often used by deceased: "Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled: Ye Believe in God, Believe also in Me.;" etc.

The Easton quartet assisted by Mrs. Henrietta Miller and Mrs. A. E. Underwood sang, "the Sands of Time Are Sinking," "Oh, Holy Savior," and "Nearer, My God, to Thee."

At the conclusion of the service Mr. Moll, before inviting friends to view the remains, spoke a few words in eulogy of deceased saying that he felt that he was a better man because of Rev. Swain's influence and that he was sure every other person who had come in contact with him could say the same. Interment, the second one for the day, took place in Harwood cemetery, the pallbearers being Marion Thomas, C. B. Ames, R. I. Johnstone, Wm. Hay, S. G. Buell and W. A. Handley.

Sketch of Career

Carl J. Swain was born at Lacrosse, Wisconsin, January 4th, 1863, but when 4 years of age moved with his parents to Saratoga, Minn. He was a graduate of Carlton college of that state and was ordained in 1891 as a Congregational minister. He was married that year to Edith Day. He came to this state five years ago, being pastor of the church at Edmonds for two years and then taking the pastorate of the Arlington church, which he served faithfully for three years, and until is final summons came. He is survived by his wife, one son, Rae, and two daughters, Mabel and Harriet.

An able preacher, a faithful pastor and patriotic citizen, he leaves his household desolate and a vacant place in the community that can not be easily filled.

Arlington Times, February 13, 1919

Mrs. C. J. Swain and family wish to express their gratitude to the business men of Arlington for help which they have so kindly given at this time of bereavement. MRS. C. J. SWAIN

Arlington Times, February 13, 1919

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the people of the church and many friends that have so kindly assisted us during the death of our husband and father. MRS. C. J. SWAIN

Family links: 
  Edith Inez Day Swain (1868 - 1919)
SWAIN - Father
Note: Ancestry File: C. J. Swain 7 Feb 1919, 56 yrs 1 mo 3 days
Arlington Municipal Cemetery
Snohomish County
Washington, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 200
Created by: Leilani Lucrisia
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
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Carl James Swain
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