Monday, October 13, 2008

Mrs. Sarah Swaney - Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Swaney
East Liverpool Tribune
Date of Death Sept. 2, 1901

Mrs. Sarah Swaney, aged 83 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John W. Hall, 108 Kossuth street, at 6:30 a.m. Monday. The deceased was one of the pioneers of Green township, Beaver County, Pa., being a daughter of Hezekiah Wallace, and was born near Hookstown, where she lived all her life. She married John Swaney and reared a large family, four of whom are dead. Those dead are: James Swaney, a United Presbyterian minister; H. W. Swaney, a member of the Company H, One Hundred and Fortieth regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, who lost his life at Spotsylvania Court House, May 12, 1864; the other two died in infancy. The survivors are Robert M. and Jehiel B. Swaney, farmers near Hookstown; H. H. Swaney, a successful attorney at McKeesport, Pa.; Cynthia J., wife of Rev. W. J. Cooper, of Butler, Pa., and Mira Anna, wife of John W. Hall, of this city
Mrs. Swaney was known far and near as a woman of kind Christian character and a friend of the poor.
Funeral services were held at her home in Hookstown, Pa., at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment was made at Mill Creek Cemetery.

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