Marshall S. Swain

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to the Memory of
Col. Marshall S. Swain
6th Regt. T. V. G.
Born Clarksville, Tex.
Nov. 17, 1870
May 16, 1906
at Dallas, Texas
At Rest
Full Name: Marshall S. Swain
AKA: Mark
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:E  Number:16
Reason for Eligibility: Texas National Guard 
Birth Date: November 17, 1870 
Died: May 16, 1906 
Burial Date:  

SWAIN, MARSHALL S. (1870 ~ 1906). The following biography for Marshall S. "Mark" Swain was provided by a Swain descendent.

"Marshall S. 'Mark' Swain, Colonel of the Texas Volunteer Guard and veteran of the Spanish-American War, was born in Clarksville, Texas on November 17, 1870, to Colonel William Jess Swain, Confederate veteran, legislator, and State Comptroller, and Mary Frances Bohannan.

Circa 1888 or 1889, Swain married the former Lucy Sims of Clarksville and had a daughter, Lucy Sims Swain. After the birth of their daughter, Lucy, his wife, did not survive and died two weeks later on November 11, 1890, and was buried in Clarksville. Swain later remarried, but his second wife's name is not known.

Thought to be one of the best military men in Texas, Swain served as Colonel of the Sixth Infantry of the Texas Volunteer Guard before the reorganization of the Texas National Guard, and was a captain of a company in Hood's Immunes during the Spanish-American War.

It sounds as if Swain was suffering from a respiratory illness, because he spent a month in Phoenix, Arizona for his health, but, on his return to Dallas, was admitted to the Briggs Sanitarium.

He died at the Sanitarium on May 16, 1906, at age 37. His body was sent to Austin, where he was buried in the Texas State Cemetery next to his father."

Information taken from: Mrs. Lucy Sims Swain Obituary, The Clarksville Times, November 15, 1890 and "Former Austin Citizen Died at Dallas Texas", May 17, 1906, unidentified Austin, Texas newspaper.

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