Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday – January 10, 2017 - Mary L Anthony Swayze

Mary L. Anthony Swayze

Mary Anthony was born on June 11, 1866 in New Jersey. She was the daughter of Nathan Anthony and Annie Swackhammer. She had two brothers; George(1842-1861), James (1847). In the 1880 Federal Census, Nathan Anthony and his family are in Washington township, Morris County, New Jersey. Nathan is a farmer and his daughter Mary is attending school. She is thirteen years old. 

Mary Anthony married John Swayze on September 29, 1886 in German Valley, Morris County, New Jersey. In the 1900 Federal Census, Mary and John Swayze have a daughter who was born in 1887 and they have several relatives living with them; Nathan Anthony, Mary's Father who is 79 years old widower and an Uncle, Isiah Swackhammer who is listed as a servant and he is 71 years old and a widower. In the 1910 Federal Census, John and Mary are living in the same location and they have a three year old daughter, Francis M. Swayze(1907). Annie is no longer listed at home. By the 1920 Census, John and Mary are in the same location. Francis is now 13. John is a Dairy Farmer. In the 1940 Federal Census, John and Mary are living alone and they are in their seventies but their daughter Francis has married a William Tester and they are living next door to John and Mary.
Mary L Swayze died on January 10, 1961 at the age of 95 years old. She is buried in German Valley Rural Cemetery in Morris County, New Jersey. 

Anthony Family Plot

German Rural Cemetery, Morris County, New Jersey

Rest in Peace, Mary

Jan Smith


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