John A Swift1,2

#5914, (circa 1842 - 25 November 1890)


Julia Swem b. 1845
Children 1.Frank E Swift7 (1868 - 1911)
 2.Harry W Swift+8 (1870 - 1942)
Birth*circa 1842He was born circa 1842 at IrelandG.3 
Marriage*14 August 1867He married Julia Swem, daughter of William Swem and Alice Strickland, on 14 August 1867 at St. Louis, Missouri.1,4 
29 June 1870He and Julia Swem appeared on the census of 29 June 1870 at 5th Ward, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OhioG.3 
8 June 1880He appeared on the census of 8 June 1880 at Main Street, Deadwood, Lawrence Co., South DakotaG.5 
Death*25 November 1890He died on 25 November 1890 at Deadwood, Lawrence Co., South DakotaG.6 


  1. [S618] Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio (Milford, Ohio: Hobart Publishing Company, 1913), p. 226.
  2. [S2668] Susan Grierson, "Susan Grierson Correspondence," e-mail message to Email dated 05 Dec 2020. Identifies husb. of Julia Swem as John Swift, b. Ireland, d. Deadwood SD.
  3. [S18] 1870 U.S. Federal Census. John A (28), b. Ireland, life insurance clerk, personal estate $200; Julia (24), b. OH, keeping house.
  4. [S1660] Missouri Marriages 1750-1920, online, St. Louis Marriages, Vol. 12, Year 1867, p. 59. John A Swift and Julia Swem, both of St. Louis, marr. 14 Aug 1867 by R R Pierce, minister. GS Film 528178, Digital Film 7513821, img. 454/759 (indexed as Julia Scoem).
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. John A (36), b. Ireland, deputy sheriff.
  6. [S2669] Black Hills Daily Times, Deadwood, South Dakota.
  7. [S1819] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, index and images, online, Year 1911, 05651-08440, img. 2606/3243. File No. 7887, Reg. No. 1419. Frank E Swift, b. St. Louis MO 11 Jun 1868, son of John A Swift, b. Dublin, Ireland, and Julia Swem, b. New Richmond OH; single, bookkeeper, local address 5808 Ensign Av. S.E., Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. OH; "died on train returning from Hot Springs," 24 Feb 1911, age 42y 8m 10d, general peritonitis, contributory cause complete paralysis below cervical region (10 yrs.); inf. Julia Swem, res. New Richmond OH; bur. Woodland Cemetery 28 Feb 1911.
  8. [S1819] Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953, online, Year 1942, 50601-53500, img. 1781/3231. File Bo. 52238, Reg. No. 6634. Harry W Swift, b. Cleveland OH 21 Jul 1870, son of John Swift, b. Dublin, Ireland, and Julie Swem, b. Point Pleasant OH; husb. of Katherine E, ret. mgr. (Stetson Oil), res. 1358 E. 111 St., Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co. OH; d. at res. 3 Sep 1942, age 72y 1m 3d, arteriosclerosis and cerebral hemorrhage; inf. Lester P Swift, res. 3427 Beechwood; crem. Cleveland Crematory, 5 Sep 1942.