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Tony & Patricia Held
Sadie Swift
The obituary published by the local Sherman newspaper has been added to Sadie's memorial.
Added by Tony & Patricia Held on Jul 08, 2014 6:54 AM
Skip Farrow
RE: Sadie Ballard Swift
The smart feature of Find A Grave will try to help you 'type'. In this case I didn't catch that SMART had added the ard to Ball making it Ballard. Going back and checking the record I found it should have been ball. When you asked for help, I searched Ancestry and found a tree with Sadie and a census record which fit with the age.

Sadie F Ball
Birth 1905 in Texas

Age: 5
Justice Precinct 7, Grayson, Texas

Age: 15
Denison Ward 3, Grayson, Texas

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Luther Otis Ball

Della Eugenia Byrd

You will see the father is Luther Otis Ball and the mother's maiden name is Byrd. Sadie's maiden name should be Ball as I have confirmed with Texas GenWeb.

I have asked another FAGer to photograph Sadie's grave and I am certain that Tony will do it as soon as possible. He is very good. He will go to the cemetery office and find exactly where she is buried. I am sorry I cannot help you more on her married name Swift. I haven't found anything on that.
Added by Skip Farrow on Jul 01, 2014 11:46 AM
Skip Farrow
RE: Sadie Ballard Swift
I have done a little more research and have found a SS Death Index.

Name: Sadie B. Swift
SSN: 563-66-2601
Last Residence: 75020 Denison, Grayson, Texas, USA
BORN: 1 Jan 1905
Died: 19 Feb 1990
State (Year) SSN issued: California (1962)

From this you know that in 1962 this Sadie was living in California. I am no longer sure the maiden name should be Ball, it maybe Byrd.

Does this help?
Added by Skip Farrow on Jul 01, 2014 7:51 AM
Skip Farrow
RE: Sadie Ballard Swift
Sadie's maiden name was actually Ball and I have changed it on the memorial. I have also requested a photo of the stone. Can't tell you anything else about her. Wished I could have been more help.
Added by Skip Farrow on Jul 01, 2014 7:37 AM

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