Smith Cemetery ~ Mattie M. Swearingen ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Swearingen, Mattie M.
LAST: Swearingen FIRST: Mattie MID: M.
BORN: 1906 DIED: 23 Oct 1910 BURIED: 24 Oct 1910 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Polk Co, Oregon
1910 OR CENSUS - Mattie Swearingen (3y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents George (37y, b Iowa, married 12 years) and Lautisha (30y, b Iowa, mother of 5 children, all living) and 4 siblings, Joseph (10y, b Nebraska), Jennie (8y, b Nebraska), Murill (6y, b Oregon) & Archie (16m, b Oregon)
Monmouth Heights: A very sad accident occurred on Monmouth Heights last Saturday evening the 22nd, at the home of Mr and Mrs George Swearingen when their four year old daughter Mattie was burned to death. Her clothing caught fire from the stove where she had been playing and the parents were unable to extinguish the flames. She lived until three o’clock the next afternoon. Mattie was a sweet child with a loving disposition. The funeral services were conducted at their home Monday, October 24, at one o’clock by Elder W.A. Woods of Monmouth. Mr and Mrs Swearingen have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement. Monmouth Herald, Friday, October 28, 1910, 1:2
Mattie M. Swearingen 1906-1910
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 237, sheet 5B) Monmouth Herald, 28 Oct 1910, 1:2
ROW: 25-7