George Swain is an able representative of the younger class of agriculturists and citizens who by their progressiveness and enterprise have drawn out the resources of the soil of California during the past quarter of a century so as to make the state as famed for its great agricultural products as fifty years ago it was noted as the principal mineral Eldorado of the world. Mr. Swain is one of a family which has been known and honored in San Joaquin county from pioneer times to the present. he is conducting the old Swain ranch, situated six miles north of Stockton on Cherokee Lane, an estate which has belonged to the Swain family for half a century, and which is recognized as one of the most productive and valuable in this locality.

Mr. George Swain is among the youngest children of the late Cornelius Swain, who founded the family in San Joaquin county and whose long life of usefulness was for the ultimate benefit of the entire county and his fellow citizens. A sketch of this pioneer and his wife, Juliza (Davis) Swain, will be found on other pages of this work.

Mr. George Swain was born in San Joaquin county, November 29, 1871, ws reared in the county and received his education in the common schools and in the high school at Stockton, from which he was graduated in 1889. Since that year he has been successfully engaged in farming and stock-raising.

October 23, 1895, he was married to Miss Alice M. Ashley, a native of San Joaquin county and a daughter of Charles A. Ashley, who is a well known rancher in San Joaquin county. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Swain, Marian V. and Madeline A. Mr. Swain affiliates with Charity Lodge No. 6, I. O. O. F., at Stockton, and with Lodge No. 218 of the Order of Elks. For several years he has been a member and is now serving as clerk of the board of trustees of the Davis school district. His political affiliations are with the Democratic party.

Source: History of the New California Its Resources and People, Volume II

The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine

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