Pennsylvania Family Group Sheet for the George Washington SWEESY Family

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Husband: George Washington SWEESY
Birthdate: 28 Mar 1839
Birthplace: West Middlesex, Shenango Twp. Mercer Co. PA
Death date: 18 Dec 1927
Place of death: Redlands, San Bernardino, CA
Father: Thomas SWEESY
Mother: Alice FORBES

Marriage date: 6 Aug 1857
Marriage place: Jackson Co. IA

Wife: Nancy Elinor HUMPHREY
Birthdate: 10 Apr 1838
Birthplace: Springfield Twp. Mercer Co. PA
Death date: 19 Mar 1899
Place of death: Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co. CA
Father: John HUMPHREY
Mother: Mary J. KERR

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: John LeRoy (Roy) SWEESY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1 Jun 1858
Birthplace: Perry Twp,. Jackson Co. IA
Death date: 1 Mar 1950
Place of death: Redlands,San Bernardino Co.,CA
Marriage date:
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Spouse's name: Emma C. DEMAREE

Child No. 2: Elmer Elsworth SWEESY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 9 Feb 1861
Birthplace: Andrew, Perry Twp., Jackson Co. IA
Death date: 28 Sep 1943
Place of death: Reseda, Los Angeles Co. CA
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Spouse's name: Mary Blackfan/Blackfair QUAIL

Child No. 3: Lenore DeBonneville SWEESY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 31 May 1867
Birthplace: Jackson Co. IA
Death date: 21 Sep 1951
Place of death: Glendale, Los Angeles Co. CA
Marriage date:
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Spouse's name: Victor Elliott FORKER

Child No. 4: Leoti Keck SWEESY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 15 Apr 1872
Birthplace: Charlotte Clinton Co. IA
Death date: 15 Nov 1955
Place of death: Los Angeles Co. CA
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Spouse's name: Ernest Mitenberg WHITE
 

Documentation:
George W. Sweesy moved to Perry Twp, Jackson Co. Iowa in
1849 from Pennsylvania.  He served in the Civil War in Company M of the
2nd Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.  He and family moved to
Halstead, Harvey Co. Kansas in 1872, then to Eureka Springs, Arkansas in
1883.  At various times George ran hotels, owned newspapers, and was a
real estate agent for the railroad.  Around the turn of the 20th century
the family moved to California.
Sources: NARA Census records, Sweesy family bible and personal letters,
"History of the State of Kansas" Cutler, 1883; "History of Benton,
Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties,
Arkansas" Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889