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RE: Tony E. Ervine
Thank you for answering so quickly and for the information you provided. I don't ever remember anone saying what Uncle Tony's middle name was. Your work is very much appreciated. The best to you in 2017!

Agnes (Ervine)
Added by Agnes on Jan 18, 2017 10:16 AM
Tony E. Ervine
Hi! May I ask what proof you have that Uncle Tony's middle name was Estel? I can't seem to find a middle name. Are you related to him? Thanks for your input.

Agnes (Ervine)
Added by Agnes on Jan 17, 2017 1:11 PM
Stephen Altic
Amelia Schiller
Please connect this memorial to that of her father
Emil Frank Schiller 22772745. Thanks.
Added by Stephen Altic on Jan 15, 2017 11:57 AM
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Caroline Schiller
Please connect this memorial to that of her father
Emil Frank Schiller 22772745. Thanks.
Added by Stephen Altic on Jan 15, 2017 11:53 AM
Margaret Sopp
RE: Zulena Shillinger
Curious that the death certificates for both Zula and William show that they are buried at Dale Cemetery. (The images of the actual certificates are online at FamilySearch, so I'm looking at the real deal, not a transcription or an abstract). I can see one death certificate having an error (or the family changed their mind about the loved one's final resting place after the death certificate was completed). . .but it seems peculiar that BOTH death certificates would be wrong. The obit could be incorrect. I will add a note to Zula's memorial. Thank you for your help.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Jan 13, 2017 12:57 PM
Margaret Sopp
Zulena Shillinger
Thank you for the information as to Zula's burial. She is a cousin of mine. I'm glad you brought this to my attention because now the Indiana death certificates are online and that includes her's. I'm curious, though, as her death certificate shows that she was buried in Dale Cemetery. I thought maybe that Dale Cemetery = Connersville City Cemetery. . .but at FindAGrave, they are separate cemeteries. Do you have any additional information? Her husband's DC also shows he was buried in Dale Cemetery.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Jan 13, 2017 7:30 AM
Verdana L Daniels, Speakman
I am thankful for your time and effort that you all put in to this. With out it I would not have been able to find a lot of my missing people... I am grateful and thankful for you all,,,,,Verdana
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RE: Question
At least it's not just me. I agree. It's not always accurate, but I have found it a valuable tool. Hopefully it will get straightened out now that the holidays have ended.
Added by GiGi on Jan 01, 2017 10:23 AM
Are you able to access the Fayette County, Indiana library's obituary index? I haven't been able to for a week and a half. I've reported it twice already. I can access everything else on the library website except for the index. Thanks. Happy 2017.
Added by GiGi on Jan 01, 2017 8:09 AM
Dennis W. McWhorter
Jhn Fremont Swift
Born: Sept 21, 1856
Died: July 16, 1936
“History of Franklin County”
Pages 1076 thru 1078
Brookville Public Library, Brookville, Indiana

Franklin county being essentially an agricultural county, the history of its inhabitants is one of thrifty farmers, whose forefathers coming into this state at a very early date, saw the agricultural possibilities of this county and settled here. Here for generations, families have tilled the soil that was first turned by their forefathers. Among the descendants of those who were descendants of those who were early farmers of this county is John F. Swift of Blooming Grove, Indiana.

John F. Swift was born in Metamora township, Franklin county, Indiana, September 21, 1856, son of William P. and Mary A. (Roop) Swift. His father was a native of Maryland and his mother a native of Franklin county, Indiana.

William P. Swift, father of John F. Swift, was born in Maryland, October 30, 1819, and came to this county with his parents, traveling in a two-wheeled cart. They located at the place where C.C. Bolander now lives, arriving about 1825. William P. Swift followed farming throughout his life, his holding consisting of one hundred and twenty acres in Metamora township. John F. Swift had five brothers and four sisters. Harry and Richard served in the Civil War. Richard enlisted in the Sixty-eighth Indiana Volunteers. He died while returning to his home from the front. Harry, the other brother, served in the Eighteenth Indiana Volunteers. He was captured by the Confederates and taken prisoner. While being removed to prison, he jumped off the train and was shot, but succeeded in escaping. He helped to hew the logs and build the old McKendrie church of which he was Sunday school superintendent for over forty years.

The parental grandparents of John F. Swift, were Richard and Emeline (Plumber) Swift, natives of Maryland, who came to this state in 1824. They located in Blooming Grove. They for many years occupied the house that in after years was known as the oldest house in Blooming Grove. They later used this as a stable, in the meantime having built a frame house which still stands. Richard Swift followed farming for many years, having owned the farm that is now the property of C.C. Bolander. Richard Swift and wife lived here until their death, and were very highly respected couple during their residence in this county.

The maternal grandparents of John F. Swift were Morgan and Nancy Roop, who came from the east and at a very early date located in Franklin county, Indiana. They settled on a farm near Mt Carmel. Mr. Roop was one of the first notaries and squires of this county. Mr. Roop later moved to Blooming Grove Township, Indiana, where he purchased a farm and later moved to Hope, Indiana, where he was killed by a train in the discharge of his duties as a constable.

John F. Swift was educated in the common schools of Franklin county, attending the Lonsberry school. Mr. Swift has followed farming the greater part of his life. He first worked for William Moore in Fayette county, Indiana, remaining there for seventeen years. He then moved to Posey Township in Fayette county, where he remained for four years. He then purchased one hundred and sixty acres in Blooming Grove Township where he now lives, having owned this place since March 27, 1907. He has added many improvements to this farm, such as the erection of a new silo, barns, ect. He devotes this farm to general lines, specializing somewhat in potatoes, corn, wheat and clover.

On December 25, 1884, Mr. Swift was married to Elizabeth M. Riker of Brookville Township. To this union were born four children, Goldie Fern, Wilbur Glenn, Earnest Ray and Myrtle May. The mother died March 23, 1897.

Mr. Swift married again on December 1, 1900. His second wife was Cora E. Fields, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Crawley) Fields, who were of Franklin and Fayette counties respectively.

The paternal grandparents of Mr. Swift’s second wife were Joseph and Mary (Kingery) Fields. Joseph Fields was a native of Kentucky and his wife a native of Indiana. Joseph Fields came to Franklin county and engaged in farming, at a very early day.

William Fields, father of Cora E. Fields who is the second wife of John F. Swift, was a blacksmith by trade at which he worked for many years in Blooming Grove and Metamora. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company E, Seventy-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the left shoulder at the “Battle of Dalton, Georgia”.

The present wife of John F. Swift was first married to William Ellis, by whom she had one child, Dessie B. To Mr. Swift and his present wife have been born one child whom they named Ruth E.

Mr. Swift and wife are members of the Methodist-Episcopal church, in which they are active members. Mr. Swift is a member of the Knights of the Pythias and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He has been affiliated with the Knights of the Pythias for more than twenty-six years. Mr. Swift stands high in the estimation of all in this community. He is a man of responsibility and personal achievement. In addition to his own material attainments, Mr. Swift assumed his father’s obligations at his death, and has acquitted himself of these with honor and credit.

Added by Dennis W. McWhorter on Dec 14, 2016 8:34 AM
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