GEORGE SWAIN

GEORGE SWAIN,  HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT EARLIER SETTLERS OF RINGGOLD COUNTY, DIED JULY 29, 1929, AT THE SANATARIUM AT EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MONDAY EVENING. MR. SWAIN, WHO BY REASON OF HIS ADVANCED AGE HAD BEEN IN DECLINING HEALTH FOR SOME TIME, STOPPED AT THE SANATARIUM FOR TREATMENT LAST WEEK, WHEN HE WAS ENROUTE HOME FROM A BUSINESS TRIP TO STOCKTON,KS., AND A VISIT WITH RELATIVES AT ALAMOSA, CO. HE HAD ACCOMPANIED HIS DAUGHTER AND HUSBAND, HON. AND MRS. HOMER A FULLER OF MOUNT AYR, ON THE TRIP. REPORTS FROM THE HOSPITAL INDICATED AN IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH, BUT DEATH SUDDENLY CLAIMED HIM MONDAY EVENING.

MR. SWAIN CONDUCTED A STORE IN THE OLD EUGENE SETTLEMENT IN THE EARLY DAYS AND LATER MOVED HIS MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT TO TINGLEY, WHERE HE WAS IN BUSINESS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE SERVED AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF RINGGOLD COUNTY IN THE EARLY NINETIES. HE LATER MOVED TO TARKIO, MO., AND ALAMOSA, CO., AND FOR ABOUT NINE YEARS HAS BEEN A RESIDENT OF SHENANDOAH WITH HIS DAUGHTER, MISS LOIS SWAIN.

FIVE DAUGHTERS, MRS. HOMER FULLER OF MOUNT AYR, MRS. HUSTON HENDERSON OF ILLINOIS, MRS. SCOTT WITHROW OF AURORA, IL., MISS LOIS SWAIN OF SHENANDOAH, AND MISS EDITH SWAIN OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA. AND ONE SON, ERWIN SWAIN, OF ALAMOSA, CO., SURVIVE THEIR FATHER.

JUDGE AND MRS. FULLER LEFT MONDAY FOR EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, BUT AT THIS TIME NO PARTICULARS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED CONCERNING HIS DEATH AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS HAD NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED AT THE HOUR THE RECORD NEWS WENT TO PRESS.

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