Rena Swier

Rena Swier

Female 1898 - 1946  (47 years)

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  • Name Rena Swier  [1, 2
    Born 23 Dec 1898  Middleburg, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Wapato, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1940  Northern State Hospital, Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 14 Sep 1946  Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried 18 Sep 1946  Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 12, 13
    • gravemarker
    Person ID I55  LaZeut
    Last Modified 23 May 2021 

    Father Dirk (Dick) Swier,   b. 6 Dec 1855, Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1942, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Aaltje (Alice) Zwier,   b. 10 May 1858, Enkhuizen, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1941, Moxee District, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1 May 1879  Bovenkarspel, Noord-Holland, Nederland Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16, 17
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard M. (Dick) Thompson,   b. 27 Jan 1909, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1988, Olympia, Thurston County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1931  Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 18, 19
    Divorced Aft 1940  Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Children 
    +1. William Edward (Bill) Thompson,   b. 20 Mar 1932, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2012, Terrace Heights, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +2. James Nathaniel (Jim) Thompson,   b. 8 Apr 1933, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 2001  (Age 68 years)
     3. Robert (Bob) Thompson,   b. 17 Sep 1934, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1953, Sunnyside, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Wapato, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Sep 1946 - Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Swier: Walter, Alice and Rena Swier ca. 1900
    Swier: Walter, Alice and Rena Swier ca. 1900
    Photo of Dirk and Aaltje Swier siblings taken about 1900. From left to right: Alice (1896-1987), Rena (1898-1946), and Walter (1894-1974). J.A. Wetherby Studio, Rock Valley, Iowa.
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family ca 1906
    Swier: Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier Family ca 1906
    Photo of Dirk (Dick) Swier (1855-1942) and Aaltje (Alice) Zwier family on the family farm in Moxee, Washington around 1906. From left to right: Dirk, daughters Alice and Effie, Aaltje holding son Ben, daughters Cora and Rena, and son Walter holding his brother Dick on the horse. (Tinted, low-resolution photocopy).
    Swier: Sisters Alice and Rena Swier, ca. 1910
    Swier: Sisters Alice and Rena Swier, ca. 1910
    Photo of sisters Alice Swier (1896-1987) and Rena Swier (1898-1946).
    Swier: Moxee, Washington Youth Group ca. 1912
    Swier: Moxee, Washington Youth Group ca. 1912
    Photo post card of Moxee youth (church?) group with the following individuals identifed: from left to right, back row H. Schut, Ed Mieras, 1898-1980 (Edward first married Florida Sauve in 1919, then Anita De Gooyer Bicknell in 1968), Alice Swier, 1896-1987 (Alice married Clarence Bordeaux in 1921), Nellie Ludens, 1895-1973 (Nellie married Robert Kroodsma in 1918), Harold Van Wechel, 1897-1985 (Harold married Dirkie Dora Jongewaard in 1920), and Walter Swier, 1894-1974 (Walter married Laura Helen Schmidt in 1920 and after her death, Fannie Jane Lyon); middle row - Nellie De Goyer (more like Nellie's older sister Anita De Gooyer, 1897-1990, Nellie De Gooyer was 6 years younger that Anita), Gertie Jongewaard (most likely Dirkie Dora Jongewaard, 1897-1981, who married Harold Van Wechel), Katie Ver Strate, 1897-1924, Rena Swier, 1898-1946 (Rena married Richard Thompson in 1931), and Gertie Ludens 1898-1922, (Gertrude married Henry Boorsma in 1919); front row - Harry A. (unknown) and Gerrit Imiker (Gerrit Immeker, 1895-1961, married Helen _____, most likely in the 1930s).
    Swier: Younger children of Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier ca. 1912
    Swier: Younger children of Dirk Swier and Aaltje Zwier ca. 1912
    Photo of the younger children of Dirk Swier (1855-1942) and Aaltje Zwier (1858-1941). Back row, from left to right: Aafje (Effie), Walter, and Aaltje (Alice). Front row Richard James (Dick), Rena, and Gerrit Benjamin (Ben).
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shotgun in the Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shotgun in the Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Photo of Rena Swier (1898-1946) with shotgun in Yakima Valley sagebrush. Date uncertain.
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shotgun and Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shotgun and Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Photo of Rena Swier (1898-1946) with shotgun in the Moxee sagebrush.
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shogun and Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Swier: Rena Swier with Shogun and Sagebrush, ca. 1912
    Photo of Rena Swier (1898-1946) shouldering shotgun in Moxee sagebrush.
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier with Daughters and Grandchildren ca. 1916
    Zwier: Aaltje Zwier with Daughters and Grandchildren ca. 1916
    Photo of Aaltje (Alice) Zwier (1858-1941) with some of her daughters and grandchildren on the Swier farm in Moxee about 1916. From left to right, back row: Rena and Alice Swier, Kate Swier Jongeward, and Cora Swier Zeutenhorst, Aaltje Zwier, and Effie Swier. Standing immediately before Aaltje is grand-daughter Margaret Jongeward. In the front row: grandchildren Ethel Jongeward, Jeanette Zeutenhorst and John Zeutenhorst next to family dog, Tige.
    Swier: Alice, Rena, and Walter Swier, ca. 1917
    Swier: Alice, Rena, and Walter Swier, ca. 1917
    Photo of sisters Alice (1896-1987) and Rena Swier (1898-1946) with brother Walter Swier (1894-1974) at the Swier farm house in Moxee.
    Swier: Rena Swier ca. 1920
    Swier: Rena Swier ca. 1920
    Photo of Rena Swier from about 1920. Made from photocopy.

    Documents
    Thompson: Rena Swier Thompson (1898-1946) Funeral Notice
    Thompson: Rena Swier Thompson (1898-1946) Funeral Notice
    Funeral notice for Rena Swier Thompson (d. 14 Sep 1946).

    Although the notice states that she died on Sunday (15 Sep 1946), other sources have her death on Saturday (14 Sep 1946).

    Headstones
    Gravemarker: Thompson, Rena Swier (1898-1946)
    Gravemarker: Thompson, Rena Swier (1898-1946)
    Gravemarker of Rena Swier (d. 14 Sep 1946).

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), p. 23.

    2. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 31.

    3. [S426] Washington State Digital Archives, (Washington Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Cheney, Washington), School District No. 90, 1913 Census, Yakima County Historical School Districts, Registers and Censuses, 1912-1914.

    4. [S196] U.S. Census, 1920, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    5. [S349] Cemetery Marker. Holland Cemetery, Moxee, Washington.

    6. [S196] U.S. Census, 1920, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).
      Living with sister Gertrude Swier Labberton

    7. [S212] U.S. Census, 1940, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

    8. [S184] Washington State Death Records Index, 1940-2014, (Ancestry: Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington).

      Date of Death: 14 Sep 1946

    9. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), p. 23.

      d: 15/09/1946.

    10. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 31.

      died: Sep 15, 1946

    11. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 20252570.

      Death: Sep. 14, 1946; Sedro-Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

    12. [S1651] Obituary: Thompson, Rena Swier, (Yakima Morning Herald. Yakima, Washington, 18 September 1946, p. 2).

    13. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 20252570.

    14. [S859] Bovenkarspel: Huwelijken 1811-1888, (FamilySearch: Noord-Hollands Archief, Haarlem), Akte No. 7 (1879).

    15. [S55] WieWasWie, (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie et al., Nederland, 2013+).

      Burgerlijke Stand Huwelijk met Dirk Swier en Aaltje Zwier

      Bruidegom: Dirk Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Geboorteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      Leeftijd: 23

      Bruid: Aaltje Zwier
      Geboorteplaats: Enkhuizen
      Leeftijd: 20

      Vader van de bruidegom: Wouter Swier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Moeder van de bruidegom: Dieuwertje Kaper

      Vader van de bruid: Jacob Zwier
      Beroep: Landbouwer
      Moeder van de bruid: Trijntje Rol

      Gebeurtenis: Huwelijk
      Datum: 01-05-1879
      Gebeurtenisplaats: Bovenkarspel

      Documenttype: BS Huwelijk
      Erfgoedinstelling: Noord-Hollands Archief
      Plaats instelling: Haarlem
      Collectiegebied: Noord-Holland
      Aktenummer: 7
      Registratiedatum: 01-05-1879
      Akteplaats: Bovenkarspel
      AkteSoort: H

    16. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 9, 21, 23.

    17. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 2.

      m. 1879

    18. [S426] Washington State Digital Archives, (Washington Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Cheney, Washington), Lewis County Marriage Records.

      Married: Chehalia [sic], Lewis County, Washington

    19. [S3041] Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013, (Ancestry: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington).


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