Smith Cemetery ~ Archie Earnest Swearingen ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Swearingen, Archie Earnest
LAST: Swearingen FIRST: Archie MID: Earnest
BORN: 23 Dec 1908 DIED: 30 Mar 1949 BURIED: 3 Apr 1949 (Smith Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co, Oregon
1910 CENSUS - Archie Swearingen (16m, 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) & Mattie (3y, b Oregon) 1920 CENSUS - Archie Swearingen (11y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents George 46y, b Iowa) & Letitia (40y, b Iowa), 6 siblings Joe (20y, b Nebraska), Jennie (18y, b Nebraska), Merle (15y, b Oregon),Ruth (8y, b Oregon), George (5y, b Oregon) & Doris (2y, b Oregon), brother-in-law [of George] Joe Roth (76y, b Pennsylvania), sister-in-law [of George] Ruth Roth (45y, b Iowa) & nephew [of George] Joe Roth (18y, b Nebraska)
Archie E. Swearingen, 40, a veteran of World War II, died in the Salem General hospital last Wednesday night. Funeral services were held at the Walter L. Smith mortuary in Independence Sunday at 10:30 with Rev John W. Hedges of Salem officiating. Graveside services at the Smith cemetery, Monmouth, were in charge of the VFW and American Legion posts of Independence. Henkle and Bollman of Dallas were in charge of arrangements. Mr Swearingen had lived on Route 1, Salem, for 13 years and was a carpenter by trade. He spent four years in the service during the war and went through the Battle of the Bulge with the field artillery. He was born December 23, 1908, in Cooper Hollow (Rte 1, Monmouth), the son of Mr and Mrs George R. Swearingen. He lived there for 25 years until moving to Rt 1, Salem. Surviving are the mother, Mrs Leutisha Swearingen of Salem; two brothers, Joe Swearingen of Jasper and Merle Swearingen of Canby; and two sisters, Mrs Jennie Putman of Corvallis and Mrs Ruth Rose of Sheridan. Itemizer Observer, Thursday, April 7, 1949, 8:4
Archie E. Swearingen 1908-1949
OSBH DC (1949 Marion co) #2944 1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Bridgeport, ED 237, sheet 5B) 1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Monmouth, ED 369, page 204A) Itemizer Observer, 7 Apr 1949, 8:4