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Gabriel Norton Swezy

Birth
Mount Hope, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 30 Jul 1875 (aged 53–54)
Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Burial Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA
Memorial ID 79450434 · View Source
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Gabriel Norton Swezy came to California from New York in the summer of 1849 after learning of the discovery of gold. He settled in Maryville and re-thought the idea of gold mining, instead decided to make his money providing the services and goods the miners would need. Gabriel bought five hundred acres of land and planted a variety of fruits and vegetables. He played an active part in laying out the town of Marysville. Soon he joined in with Stephen Fields to form the first law office in Marysville. A few years later he returned to New York state to bring his wife, Jane Adeline Whitney and their young daughter, Ellen to live in Marysville. The Swezy’s became the parents of Charles Edwin who lived most of his 69 years in Marysville practicing law and in 1859 their three-year-old son, Ira A., sadly died. Gabriel and Jane’s daughter Ellen, married Lieutenant Colonel Theodore A. Coult who served in the 5 th California Infantry in 1867. Just three years later Ellen found herself a young mother of Daisy and baby Addie, and suddenly a widow living with her parents.
Gabriel left his mark on the town of Marysville with the agricultural improvements in Yuba County by growing grain and fruit in areas where no one thought it would grow. Gabriel was also very involved in local politics serving as district and city attorney. Gabriel's death was deeply felt by his family and friends, but his years of dedication to Marysville will be felt for years to come.


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  • Created by: RobMinteer57
  • Added: 28 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79450434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gabriel Norton Swezy (1821–30 Jul 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79450434, citing Marysville Cemetery, Marysville, Yuba County, California, USA ; Maintained by RobMinteer57 (contributor 47389024) .