Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier

Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier

Male 1904 - 1991  (87 years)

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  • Name Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier  [1, 2
    Born 6 Feb 1904  Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1940  Spokane, Spokane County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Soil Conservation Service Area Conservationist 
    Died 12 Feb 1991  Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 8
    Buried 16 Feb 1991  [3
    Person ID I58  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  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martina Barr Pruitt,   b. 31 Jul 1908, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1988, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1932  Spokane, Spokane County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 13
    Children 
    +1. R..W. Swier
    +2. D.B. Swier
     3. M.R. Swier
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Feb 1904 - Moxee, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1991 - Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    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: Brothers Ben, Walter, and Dick Swier, ca. 1917
    Swier: Brothers Ben, Walter, and Dick Swier, ca. 1917
    Photo from left to right of brothers Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier (1904-1991), Walter Swier (1894-1974), and Richard James (Dick) Swier (1902-1970) with mother Aaltje Zwier in background. Taken on family farm in Moxee perhaps when Walter entered the U.S. Marines in 1917.
    Swier: Ben Swier Studio Photo ca. 1922
    Swier: Ben Swier Studio Photo ca. 1922
    Studio photo of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier (1904-1991). Possibly a high school graduation photo taken at O'Connell Studios.
    Swier: Ben Swier 1930s
    Swier: Ben Swier 1930s
    Wallet photo of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier.
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt Garden Photo ca. 1940
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt Garden Photo ca. 1940
    Photo of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier (1904-1991) and Martha Pruitt 1908-1988) in the garden. Possibly taken around 1940 in Spokane, Washington.
    Swier: Ben Swier Family Christmas Card ca. 1952
    Swier: Ben Swier Family Christmas Card ca. 1952
    Christmas card photo of Ben Swier family about 1952. From left to right: Martina Pruitt, Dick, Mary Ruth, David, and Ben.
    Swier: Dirk Swier Children 1960s
    Swier: Dirk Swier Children 1960s
    Swier siblings at a family gathering in 1960s. Front row: Effie, Cora, Kate and Alice. Back row: Dick, Walter, and Ben.
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt 1967 Holiday Photo Card
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt 1967 Holiday Photo Card
    Holiday photo card of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier and Martha Pruitt.
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martina Pruitt ca. 1982
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martina Pruitt ca. 1982
    Photo of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier and wife Martina Pruitt. Possible photo Christmas holiday photo.
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt Wedding Anniversary ca. 1982
    Swier: Ben Swier and Martha Pruitt Wedding Anniversary ca. 1982
    Wedding anniversary of Gerrit Benjamin (Ben) Swier (1904-1991)and Martha Pruitt (1908-1988). Very likely their 50th wedding anniversary in February 1982.
    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).

    Documents
    Swier, Gerrit Benjamin 1991 Newspaper Obituary
    Swier, Gerrit Benjamin 1991 Newspaper Obituary
    Obituary of Gerrit Benjamin Swier (1904-1991) copied from microfilm.

  • Sources 
    1. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 23, 33.

    2. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), pp. 34-35.

    3. [S1662] Obituary: Swier, Gerrit Ben, (Yakima Herald. Yakima, Washington, 14 February 1991, p. 2D).

    4. [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.

    5. [S39] The Swier Family History, Gertrude Swier Korver, compiler, (Thomasville, Pennsylvania: self-published, 1989), pp. 23, 33.

    6. [S135] Swier Family Line, Donald Jongeward, compiler; updated by Norma Thompson, (Yakima, Washington: self-published, 2003 revision), p. 35.

    7. [S1104] U.S. Census, 1840, (Ancestry: National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.).

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

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

    10. [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

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

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

      m. 1879

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


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