Almira Carrison Swedell


Almira Carrison, 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 infancy.

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.


(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Diane Herd)



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