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Clara Matilda Swank Babcock
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1892
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1948
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Mrs. Milton Babcock, 55, of Milan, an aunt of Mrs. Frank E. Gilbert of Port Byron, died Saturday afternoon in Moline Public hospital after an illness of approximately a year and a half.
Mrs. Babcock was formerly Miss Clara Matilda Swank.  She was born in Rose Hill, June 27, 1892, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Swank.  She resided in Rock Island county most of her lifetime.  She was married to Milton Babcock in Chicago, on Dec. 24, 1910.  Mrs. Babcock was of Lutheran faith.
Survivors include the widower; a son, Sgt. John M. Babcock, stationed at Fort Crook, Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Mrs. William Luchman of Moline, and Mrs. Laura Long and Mrs. Charles Meehan, both of Rock Island; three brothers, Frank Swank of Chicago, David Swank of Turtle Lake, Wis., and Samuel Swank of Rock Island, and two grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Babcock were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 in Knox-Trimble funeral home, with Dr. Walter A. Tilberg of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating.  Burial was in Rock Island Memorial Park cemetery.
Mrs. John Jacobs was soloist and Mrs. Clifford Doxy played the organ.  Pallbearers were Ed Jenkinson, Dewey Epner, Harold Yeager, Ted Evers, Bert Crockett and Otto Schweinberger.
[Port Byron Globe, Thursday, April 22, 1948] 
Family links: 
  John Clevenger Swank (1844 - 1910)
  Rebecca Jane Shannon Swank (1857 - 1931)
  Milton S Babcock (1888 - 1962)*
  Laura E Swank Long (1873 - 1951)*
  John Lemuel Swank (1875 - 1928)*
  William James Swank (1877 - 1881)*
  Frank E Swank (1882 - 1963)*
  David M Swank (1884 - 1969)*
  Martha Mae "Mattie" Swank Meehan (1886 - 1967)*
  Benjamin Harrison Swank (1888 - 1947)*
  Mary Jane Swank Luchman (1890 - 1978)*
  Clara Matilda Swank Babcock (1892 - 1948)
  Joseph Samuel Swank (1894 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Tim Long
Record added: May 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37507183
Clara Matilda <i>Swank</i> Babcock
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Clara Matilda <i>Swank</i> Babcock
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Clara Matilda <i>Swank</i> Babcock
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