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Descendants of Martin Van Buren Swearingen

Generation No. 1

1. MARTIN VAN BUREN7 SWEARINGEN (ISAAC STULL SWEARINGEN6 JR., ISAAC STULL5 SWEARINGEN, JOHN4, VAN SWEARINGEN3 SR., THOMAS2 VANSWEARINGEN, GARRETT1 VANSWERINGEN) was born February 14, 1836 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and died June 16, 1909 in Manning, Carroll Co., Iowa. He married DELILAH JANE RAMAGE January 08, 1861 in Holmes County, Ohio, daughter of ABNER RAMAGE and SUSANNAH CUSTER. She was born February 12, 1841 in Holmes County, Ohio, and died January 17, 1905 in Warren Twp, Carroll Co., Iowa.

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Obituary, Martin Van Buren Swearingen, Manning Iowa, June 1909
(Transcript - A.D. Williams) -

M.V. Swearingen Passed Away at His Home Wednesday of Last Week.

Mr. M.V. Swearingen was born in Fayette Co., Pa., on Feb 14, 1836. In the spring of '53 when he was 17 years old, he moved to Holmes Co., Ohio, At 18 he became a carpenter's apprentice and worked at that trade for several years; but most of his years have been spent in farming. When he was 25 years old he married Delilah Ramage at Wooster, Ohio. Two years later they came to Whiteside Co., Illinois and in 1879, just 30 years ago, they came to Carroll County Iowa. Mrs. Swearingen died four years ago and now her husband has followed her. Two of their children are dead and nine survive them. All but one of those living were in attendance; John came from Oklahoma, Samuel from Texas, Mrs. Wilson from Marshalltown, Mrs. Scheiber from Lake Benton, Minn., Mrs. Carlisle, Mrs. Hays, Mrs. Adolph Grundmeier and Mr. T. A. Swearingen have their home here. The only child absent was Elmer, who visited his father a few weeks ago. His home is in Montana. The brother of the deceased, Rev. O. M. Swearingen. Of Strawberry Point, was present also his daughter, Mrs. Barker, of Hopkinton. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of friends will cherish the memory of this kind and honorable man. The presence of these sons and daughters testifies of their love for their father. Those who have been lifelong associates say he never did a mean or dishonorable thing. His promise was to be relied upon. If his neighbor needed help, he considered his neighbor's interest even before his own. He had no enemies. Mr. Swearingen and his generation have done a work that will never again be done in this community. In the prime of his manhood he came to these great rolling prairies when there were groves to obstruct the view and the beautiful hills that stretched away as far as the eye could see, seemed like the swells of the ocean after a storm. A few small houses were the homes of the people, rude sheds protected the horses and cattle and the tall blue stem grass sheltered the rattlesnake. The people were strong and industrious but very poor. Today we see a different landscape. Every quarter section has on it a comfortable home surrounded by a beautiful grove, and is supplied with the conveniences of up-to-date farming. Our community is filled with the evidences of prosperity and wealth. This material progress, we are so proud of, is largely due to the foresight, economy and patient toil of the generation of which Mr Swearingen was a worthy member. As these aged men pass from our midst we should remember with gratitude the service they have done for us.
      The funeral services of Mr. Swearingen were held from the Presbyterian church at 2 o'clock last Sunday afternoon, Rev. Forest A. Heizer, Pastor, assisted by Rev. Jones, of the Christain church, officiated. Several hundred friends and relatives of the deceased were at the church and followed the hearse to the cemetery. Many beautiful flowers covered the casket.

Card of Thanks

We. John Swearingen, Sam Swearingen, Ai Swearingen, Elmer Swearingen, Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Hays, Mrs. Scheiber, Mrs. Grundmeier, and Mrs. Carlisle, the children, sincerely extend our thanks to the kind neighbors and friends for their assistance in helping to care for our dear father in his sickness and death. May the Lord bless you.

BURIAL MARKER: (a shared marker w/ wife Delila): Manning Protestant Cemetery, Manning Iowa (Located next to Luthern church, Manning, Iowa): - (Alan Williams) Burial plot pruchased by Ai Swearingen (Thomas Ai) - Manning City Hall Records.

DIED JUNE 16, 1909
AGED 73Y, 4M, 2D

DIED Jan 17, 1905
AGED 60Y, 11M, 5D

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Burial: June 20, 1909, Manning Protestant Cemetery, Manning, Iowa
Occupation: Farmer

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Obituary of Delilah Jane (Ramage) Swearingen, 19 January, 1905, Manning, Iowa.
(Transcript - Jerry Paquin) -

Death of Mrs. Swearingen

After a continued illness covering several years, Mrs. M.V. Swearingen passed peacefully away Tuesday morning. The end had been expected by her husband and near relatives for a long time, but her time was spared until now.
She has lived on the farm where she died for the past twentyfive years, about five miles northeast of town, and is known to be a good kind wife and a loving mother and neighbor.
Delilah Ramage Swearingen was born in Holmes county, Ohio, February 12, 1842, was married to M.V. Swearingen at Wooster, Ohio, January 8th, 1861. Eleven children have been born to this union of which nine are still living, John A. Laurens Iowa, Mrs. Scheiber Lake Benton, Minn., Sam M. and Homer Homick, Mrs. Delia Wilson, Marshalltown, T.A., Mrs. Pierson, Mrs. Hays and Mrs. Adolph Grundmeier, Manning.
The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.E. church in this city. Rev. J.N. McCurdy officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Manning cemetery south of town.


Card of Thanks

We sincerely thank our neighbors and friends for their kind assistance given to us during the long illness and death of our beloved wife and mother.
M.V. Swearingen and family

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Burial: January 1905, Manning Protestant Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

Marriage Notes for M

"married Jan 8 - 1861 in Wooster Ohio by Rev Kennedy" - Bible records, Alan Williams

Children of M
2. i.   JOHN ABNER8 SWEARINGEN, b. November 08, 1861, Holmes County, Ohio; d. November 26, 1914, Laurens, Pocahontas Co., Iowa.
3. ii.   ORINDA WILMINA SWEARINGEN, b. December 24, 1862, Holmes Co., Ohio; d. May 19, 1943, Edgerton, Rock Co., Minnesota.
  iii.   HAMPTON SWEARINGEN, b. April 12, 1864, Whiteside County, Illinois; d. April 14, 1865, Whiteside County, Illinois.
Birth and death information from John Abner Swearingen bible record - A.D. Williams

4. iv.   SAMUEL MARTIN SWEARINGEN, b. August 18, 1866, Whiteside County, Illinois; d. December 31, 1955, Amarillo, Potter Co., Texas.
5. v.   THOMAS AI SWEARINGEN, b. May 25, 1868, Coleta, Whiteside County, Illinois; d. November 28, 1956, Durand Twp, Beltrami Co., Minnesota.
6. vi.   ELVIRA JANE SWEARINGEN, b. September 27, 1869, Whiteside County, Illinois; d. March 24, 1926, Manning, Carroll Co., Iowa.
7. vii.   MARTHA JOSEPHINE LILLIAN "LILLIAN" SWEARINGEN, b. July 16, 1871, Whiteside County, Illinois; d. October 03, 1960, Bemidji, Beltrami Co., Minnesota.
8. viii.   LAODICEA S. "DICEA" SWEARINGEN, b. March 17, 1874, Lee County, Illinois; d. May 18, 1963, Fairfield, Jefferson Co., Iowa.
9. ix.   SARAH VIANTHA SWEARINGEN, b. April 19, 1876, Lee County, Illinois; d. May 07, 1962, Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon.
10. x.   ELMER ELSWORTH SWEARINGEN, b. March 17, 1878, Lee County, Illinois; d. July 07, 1958, Havre, Hill County, Montana.
  xi.   ELSIE SWEARINGEN, b. March 17, 1878, Lee County, Illinois; d. August 06, 1878, Lee County, Illinois.
Burial: Unknown

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