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Whitfield Swayze
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Birth: Aug. 4, 1859
Hope
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Dec. 21, 1943
Abington
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA

Whit was the son of Alpheus Jacob and Mary Ann (Albertson) Swayze, born August 4, 1859 in Hope, Warren Co., New Jersey in either the original Swayze family homestead or the farmhouse his father built on Nightingale Road. He was brother to his three sisters: Margaret Adelia, Virginia S., and Israella R.

As a young man, Whit enjoyed participating in the Mount Hermon Cornet Band and kept the horn throughout his life.

He married Laura Adam Oberholtzer on February 22, 1886. Together they raised their children Cora Ethel and Earl Valentine Swayze.

His devotion to his entire family lasted a lifetime, and as a result he divided his time between Hope, Warren Co., New Jersey where Adelia (Delia) and Virginia (Jenny) lived out their long lives on the family farm, and Willow Grove, Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania where he lived with his wife Laura and where their children grew up. He was a talented carpenter and helped construct Willow Grove Park in suburban Philadelphia as well as many homes in that locale.

Whitfield was a prayerful person, a caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, a true family man. He died three days before Christmas, 1943 and was laid to rest in Moravian Cemetery on Christmas Eve. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alpheus Jacob Swayze (1834 - 1922)
  Mary Ann Albertson Swayze (1839 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Adam Oberholtzer Swayze (1867 - 1948)
 
 Children:
  Cora Ethel Swayze Mahan (1889 - 1984)*
  Earl Valentine Swayze (1895 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Adelia Swayze Stone (1858 - 1949)*
  Whitfield Swayze (1859 - 1943)
  Virginia S. Swayze (1860 - 1943)*
  Israella R. Swayze Kerr (1866 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Moravian Cemetery
Hope
Warren County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Wilma Ann
Record added: Jun 06, 2008
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