daughter of John and Lewzanna Holmes Carrison
was born one mile east of Adair, Ill. August 6,
1856 and died at her home in Adair, Jan 2, 1940
at the age of 83 year, 4 months and 27 days. She
lived her entire life within 3 1/2 miles of
Adair moving to town in 1913.
Oct 14, 1957 she was
married to Frank L. Swedell who passed away Mar
22, 1935. To this union was born three children:
Charles L of Table Grove, William I. who died
Oct. 30, 1939 and Prudence E. who died in
She leaves her son
Charles, six grand children, Bernard Swedell of
Ames, Iowa; Mrs. Helen Murphy and Margaret
Swedell of Table Grove, Mrs. Wilma Hammond and
Burdette Swedell of Adair and Cecil Swedell of
Charleston, Ill. and seven great grandchildren.
Also one brother Ezra Carrison of Macomb and two
sisters, Mrs. Sarah Spencer of Macomb and Miss
Emma Carrison of Adair.
In 1886 she with her
husband united with the Adair M.E. church where
funeral services were conducted by the pastor,
Rev. Ingram on Friday afternoon.
Burial was in the
Pennington Point cemetery.