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 Leora Bell <I>Frondorf</I> Swords

Leora Bell Frondorf Swords

Laurel, Franklin County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Jun 1944 (aged 64)
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Burial Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section 12
Memorial ID 48254193 · View Source
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Leora is my maternal Gr-Grandmother.

The daughter of Sarah Jane Frondorf of Franklin Co IN, Leora married:

1) Henry Newton "Newt" Levi on 18 Nov 1895 in Rush Co IN, son of Martin & Sarah Ann (Risk) Levi of Rushville, Rush Co IN; they separated in 1900 and divorced in 1901; they had two children, a son and a daughter.
2) Ira Clevenger on 22 Sep 1901 in Rush Co IN, son of Martin James & Nancy Ann (Tucker) Clevenger of Rushville, Rush Co IN; their divorce was finalized on 5 Aug 1917 in Indianapolis, Marion Co IN; they had seven children, five sons and two daughters, the oldest is my Grandma Flora.
3) Asa "Ace" Swords on 13 May 1918 in Hancock Co IN, son of Robert W & Luticia (Hall) Swords of Hancock Co IN; no children.

Indiana Marriages 1800-1941:
"Henry Newton LEVI, Leora RANDOLPH; 18 Nov 1895 Rush Co IN"

Indiana Marriage Records 1780-1992:
Name: Newton Levi
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 18 Nov 1895
Marriage Place: Rush, Indiana
Spouse: Laura Frondorf
FHL Film Number: 1630192
Reference ID: p73

Indiana Marriages 1800-1941:
"Ira CLEVENGER, Leora (RANDOLPH) LEVI; 22 Sep 1901; Rush Co IN" (Divorce filed 8 Jan 1916)

Indiana Marriages 1780-1992:
"Groom's Name: Asa U Swords
Bride's Name: Lena B Clenenger
Marriage Date: 13 May 1918
Marriage Place: Hancock, Indiana
Groom's Father's Name: Robert Swords
Groom's Mother's Name: Lulu Hall
Bride's Father's Name: Jerrey Jinison
Bride's Mother's Name: Sarah J. Frondorple
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01142-8
System Origin: Indiana-EASy
Source Film Number: 1302737
Reference Number: 157"

The Death Certificate issued in Marion Co IN for Leora states her birth date as Feb 1, 1880.

Leora was six feet tall, with beautiful thick hair down to her waist and beautiful blue eyes. Always wished I could have known her. Rest in Peace dearest Grandma, you will always be remembered.

Note: No tombstone. A planter was placed on Leora's grave by her granddaughter Margaret Catherine (Warfield) Ross. Leora is buried between the graves of Gard and Baker. So many special thanks to Shannon for the pictures of my Gr-Grandma's gravesite.

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Gravesite Details No tombstone, but there is a stone pot with flowers. Name spelled SEWARD on cemetery record.





  • Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
  • Added: 17 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48254193
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Leora Bell Frondorf Swords (2 Feb 1880–2 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48254193, citing East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Bonnie's Daughter (contributor 47137929) .