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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Family Time Line

John Dalton Madison Swisher
1861–1934
Mary Edwina Baker
1863–1947
Marriage: 14 December 1882
Francis Abner Swisher
1883–1883
Zephie Mae Swisher
1885–1963
Hester Virginia Swisher
1887–1978
William Earl Swisher
1891–1931
Edith Mabel Swisher
1894–1973
Guy Whitaker Swisher
1897–1948
Lois Lorraine Swisher
1900–1922
Johnnie Fae Swisher
1907–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1882
Denton, Texas, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Abner Pinkney Swisher

    Male1829–1920Male

    Martha Virginia Hogan

    Female1837–1899Female

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1863

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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