John Dalton Madison Swisher

2 December 1861–1934 (Age 72)
Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas, United States

The Life of John Dalton Madison

When John Dalton Madison Swisher was born on 2 December 1861, in Bastrop, Bastrop, Texas, United States, his father, Abner Pinkney Swisher, was 32 and his mother, Martha Virginia Hogan, was 24. He married Mary Edwina Baker on 14 December 1882, in Denton, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Denton, Texas, United States for about 20 years and Garza, Denton, Texas, United States in 1910. He died in 1934, in Lake Dallas, Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Lake Dallas, Denton, Texas, United States.

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John Dalton Madison Swisher
Mary Edwina Baker
Marriage: 14 December 1882
Francis Abner Swisher
Zephie Mae Swisher
Hester Virginia Swisher
William Earl Swisher
Edith Mabel Swisher
Guy Whitaker Swisher
Lois Lorraine Swisher
Johnnie Fae Swisher

Spouse and Children

14 December 1882
Denton, Texas, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abner Pinkney Swisher


    Martha Virginia Hogan




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 20

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schweitzer ‘Swiss’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John M Swisher, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John D Swisher in household of Abner P Swisher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jno M Swisher, "United States Census, 1900"

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