New Albany Daily Ledger


2 Feb 1899 p4 c4

Mrs. Emma SWIFT died at her home in Greenville township, on the 1st inst. Her age was sixty-nine years. She was the widow of Capt. James SWIFT, a former well-known steamboatman, who lost his life in 1866 by the explosion of the boiler of the steamer Burd Levi, on the lower Ohio river. Mrs. SWIFT resided in New Albany for many years. She purchased a farm in Greenville township in 1877 and has resided upon it since. She was an amiable lady and her life was adorned by those Christian graces that endeared her to many friends. Two sons survive her - William and Eugene SWIFT. The burial will be in Fairview cemetery, Rev. F. A. Steele conducting the religious services, she being for many years a member of Wesley M. E. church. A good woman, a devoted wife and loving mother has gone to eternal Rest.





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