Athens Free Press
John Thomas Swaringuin was born at Petersburg on March 28, 1859, and died at his home in this city on Wednesday afternoon, November 1, 1911, at the age of 52 years, 9 months and 13 days.
In early life Mr. Swaringuin was united in marriage with Miss Alvira Dyer. To this union was born one son who died at the age of twelve months. Deceased was the eldest son of Capt. T. A. Swaringuin, who died at his home in Springfield about three years ago. Surviving are Mrs. Martha Overstreet, an aunt, Mrs. Mary S. Bushong and Mrs. Rye S. Davis.
Deceased has spent most of his life in this city and was well known to everyone. He was of a quiet disposition and lived entirely by himself. Death came to him very suddenly on Wednesday afternoon about 1:30 and was caused by heart failure. An inquest was held by Coroner Wilkins, of Petersburg, and a verdict of "death by natural causes" was returned.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bushong…afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. ….P. Fischer, of Cantrall, officiating. Interment was made in the Hall cemetery.
Transcribed by:Rajean Gallagher