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Edgar Lafayette Sweem
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1916
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 2002, USA

Edgar Lafayette Sweem was born in Greenwood Nebraska. He was the oldest of seven children. In September of 1934, Edgar, his father Robert, his brother, Kenneth, and Kenneth's wife Rose hopped a train in Nebraska and rode in the box cars across the Continental Divide to Auburn Washington to find work They made enough money to buy train tickets and move the rest of the family to Washington State. He married Lillian Irene Goings in 1936. Edgar went to work for the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1943. Edgar retired after 34 years with the Railroad as an Engineer. Edgar had four children. Edgar spent his retirement years gardening and taking care of his family. His father was Robert Lafayette Sweem. His Mother was Emma Jane Helms. His Fathers Father was Oscar Denreath Sweem. Oscar's Father, Cornelius Mansfield Sweem. Cornelius's Father was Cornelius Sweem. Cornelius's Father was John Sweem. John's Father was Cornelius Sweem. Cornelius's Father was Anthony Thys Swaem. Anthony's Father was Thys Barentson. Thys Father was Barent. Who was born in Holland. They came by ship from Holland and bought land on Staten Island. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Lafayette Sweem (1886 - 1961)
  Emma Jane Helms Sweem (1894 - 1940)
 
 Spouses:
  Bernadette Janetta Jolley Sweem (1919 - 1988)*
  Lillian Irene Goings Sweem (1920 - 1984)*
 
 Children:
  William Gene Sweem (1937 - 2009)*
  Patsy Lou Sweem Kinsley (1941 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Kenneth Buford Sweem (1914 - 1969)*
  Edgar Lafayette Sweem (1916 - 2002)
  Dorothy Lucille Sweem Goings (1919 - 1983)*
  Robert Arthur Sweem (1921 - 2004)*
  Melvin Leroy Sweem (1924 - 2010)*
  Margaret Emma Sweem Shay (1928 - 2009)*
  Margie Jane Sweem Fagerstedt (1928 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fir Lane Memorial Park
Spanaway
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Sandra Nokes
Record added: Oct 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30678346
Edgar Lafayette Sweem
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Edgar Lafayette Sweem
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Edgar Lafayette Sweem
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Father, brother, son, & husband. The best. Miss you.
- Sandra Nokes
 Added: Jan. 19, 2010

- Lea
 Added: Jan. 4, 2009
Walk in the Park, Niche H, B-6-Row 6
- Boojee
 Added: Nov. 26, 2008
 
 
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