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Ellis Albert “Al” Swearingen

  • Birth 8 Jul 1845 Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1904 Colorado, USA
  • Burial Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 127906872

1860 Oskaloosa CO IA
D J Swearingen M 42 Kentucky
Keziah Swearingen F 42 Ohio
Lemuel A Swearingen M 14 Iowa
*Ellis A Swearingen M 14 Iowa
Winfield S Swearingen M 12 Iowa
Sarah J Swearingen F 10 Iowa
Theo L Swearingen M 9 Iowa
Eldora Swearingen F 4 Iowa

Daniel and Keziah Swearingen were both eighteen years old when they married in Illinois and became parents by the age of twenty. By age twenty-five they had become pioneers, and moved west hoping to find a better way of life.The family outgrew the one-room, rustic cabin first built when settling inOskaloosa, and ended up building a farm a mile and a half west of town in the"Six Mile Prairie" district. The homestead was where the twin boys were born onthat hot, sultry July day



Wednesday November 15, 1904 Ellis Albert Swearingen was killed

Aged 59 years
Twin brother of Lemuel. Son of Daniel & Keziah

He was found lying between a couple of tracks in a suburb of Denver and a wound was found on his head, showing that he had been struck heavily by some large object. The deceased was working in some mining interests near Denver and he was accustomed to go to and from the city on the motorcars that run near his place. It was supposed that hewas attempting to board a moving car and was struck on the head by some part of the car. The body was thrown to the side of the car where it was found some time after death by some track workers going to their work. The hat of the man was found seventy feet from where the body lay.

The man might have fallen from the car as it was moving swiftly and have sustained the same injuries. In addition to the cut on the forehead there were numerous scratches on the side of his face.

In the end he did finally go home to Oskaloosa and was buried next to his mother and father. He was fifty-nine years old.


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  • Created by: IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
  • Added: 13 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127906872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellis Albert “Al” Swearingen (8 Jul 1845–15 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127906872, citing White Cemetery, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by IRISH EYES ARE SMILING (contributor 46591610) .