Contributed by Cathy_Labath
Description: PASSING OF A PIONEERDate: March 4 1897
Newspaper published in: Davenport
PASSING OF A PIONEER
Mrs. Grace Ellen SWINDELL Succumbs to Old Age At the family residence 114 Iowa street at 8:55 o'clock this morning occurred the death of Mrs. Grace Ellen SWINDELL, relict of the late Robert SWINDELL, who passed away Thanksgiving day 1893 in the eighty-fourth year of her age. The deceased was born in County TYRONE, IRELAND, April 12th, 1813 and came direct to Davenport in 1842, where she continued to reside up to the day of her death. Mrs. SWINDELL and her late husband, Robert SWINDELL were both pioneers of this vicinity and together they saw the primitive village of some odd thousands of inhabitants grow to the stature of a metropolis. Old age was the cause of death to both husband and wife. Both sprang from sturdy stock and deserved well of the community in which they lived. The deceased was a pious, christian mother, a kind and benevolent neighbor and her demise will be mourned by all who knew her. Five children survive, two daughters, and three sons Mrs. Alonzo MULVANE, Mrs. William MULLEN, H.H. SWINDELL, Robert F SWINDELL and John W SWINDELL, all of this city. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 9 o'clock from the late residence, 114 Iowa street, with services at St. Anthony's church of which the deceased was one of the pioneer members in the time of Rev. J.A.F. Pelemourges. Interment will be made in St. Marguerite's cemetery.