Alice Swier

Alice Swier

Female 1896 - 1987  (91 years)

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  • Name Alice Swier  [1, 2
    Born 2 Mar 1896  Middleburg, Sioux County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Education 1916  St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Graduated with second class of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing 
    Milit-Beg 1917  [2, 5
    • An Army Veteran, she served in WWI as a Red Cross nurse until being transferred to Fort Lewis and later to Whipple Barracks, Arizona. She also served as a nurse throughout her life.
    Died 7 Aug 1987  Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Buried 31 Aug 1987  Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    • gravemarker
    Person ID i54  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  [8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Clarence John Bordeaux,   b. 13 Mar 1888, Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1957, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 19 Jan 1921  Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 12
    Children 
     1. Robert Bruce (Bob) Bordeaux,   b. 7 Jun 1924, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1981, San Diego, San Diego County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Adopted]
    +2. J.B. Bordeaux
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Graduated with second class of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing - 1916 - St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Jan 1921 - Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1987 - Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Aug 1987 - Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • 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: Walter Swier with Sister Alice Studio Portrait ca. 1910
    Swier: Walter Swier with Sister Alice Studio Portrait ca. 1910
    Studio Portrait of Walter Swier (1894-1974) and sister Alice Swier (1896-1987) about 1910.
    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).
    Zeutenhorst et al.: John Assink, Dena Van Arendonk, Diena Zeutenhorst, Alice Swier, Luwina Haan, and Albert Zeutenhorst, Photo Post Card ca. 1912
    Zeutenhorst et al.: John Assink, Dena Van Arendonk, Diena Zeutenhorst, Alice Swier, Luwina Haan, and Albert Zeutenhorst, Photo Post Card ca. 1912
    Close up taken from a photo post card of the following from left to right: Back row - Diena Zeutenhorst (1891-1970) who marries John Assink in 1926 and Luwina Haan (1894-1992) who marries Oscar Bunce in 1915. Front row - John Assink (1892-1958), Dena Van Arendonk (1896-1924) who marries John Assink in 1917, Alice Swier (1896-1987), and Albert (Al) Zeutenhorst (1888-1971). Photo possibly taken about 1912; however, date uncertain.
    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: Alice Swier with St. Elizabeth Nursing School Classes 1914
    Swier: Alice Swier with St. Elizabeth Nursing School Classes 1914
    Photo of Alice Swier (1896-1987),second row, second from the right, and Diena Zeutenhorst (1891-1970), first row, far right, taken with fellow nursing students. School of Nursing classes of 1914, 1915, and 1916 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Yakima, Washington. Sister Mary Dympna in the front row. Photo also found in the Providence Archives (http://providencearchives.contentdm.oclc.org/).
    Zeutenhorst: Diena Zeutenhorst and Alice Swier Photo Post Card, ca. 1914
    Zeutenhorst: Diena Zeutenhorst and Alice Swier Photo Post Card, ca. 1914
    Photo post card of Alice Swier (1896-1987) on the left and Diena Zeutenhorst (1891-1970) on the right attending St. Elizabeth's Nursing School. Date uncertain.
    Swier:  Alice Swier Studio Portrait ca. 1915
    Swier: Alice Swier Studio Portrait ca. 1915
    Photo portrait of Alice Swier taken around 1915 at Green's Studio.
    Swier: Alice Swier Nursing School Graduation Portrait, 1916
    Swier: Alice Swier Nursing School Graduation Portrait, 1916
    Photo of Alice Swier (1896-1987) upon graduation from St. Elizabeth Nursing School in 1916.
    Zeutenhorst et al.: Alice Zeutenhorst, Gerrit Jongwaard, Diena Zeutenhorst, Alice Swier, Hattie Zeutenhorst, John Assink, and Unknown Photo Post Card, ca. 1916
    Zeutenhorst et al.: Alice Zeutenhorst, Gerrit Jongwaard, Diena Zeutenhorst, Alice Swier, Hattie Zeutenhorst, John Assink, and Unknown Photo Post Card, ca. 1916
    Photo post card of (from left to right) Aaltje (Alice) Zeutenhorst (1893-1946), Gerrit Jongewaard (1891-1967), Berendina (Diena) Zeutenhorst (1891-1970), Alice Swier (1896-1987), Heintje (Hattie) Zeutenhorst (1893-1969), John Assink (1892-1958), and an unidentified man standing on on far right. Possibly taken around 1916, date uncertain.
    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: Alice Swier with Red Cross Nurses, ca. 1918
    Swier: Alice Swier with Red Cross Nurses, ca. 1918
    Photo of Alice Swier (1896-1987) between two other Red Cross nurses at Fort Whipple, Arizona about 1918.
    Swier: Alice Swier Red Cross Nurse and Soldiers, ca. 1918
    Swier: Alice Swier Red Cross Nurse and Soldiers, ca. 1918
    Photo of Alice Swier (1896-1987) with soldiers, serving as a Red Cross nurse at Fort Whipple, Arizona about 1918.
    Swier: Alice Swier with Red Cross Nurses and World War I Soldiers, ca. 1918
    Swier: Alice Swier with Red Cross Nurses and World War I Soldiers, ca. 1918
    Group photo of Alice Swier (1896-1987) (first row, far left) with fellow Red Cross Nurses and World War I servicemen at Fort Whipple, Arizona around 1918. Fort Whipple served as a military hospital during that era.
    Swier: Alice Swier and Clarence Bordeaux 1921 Wedding Photo
    Swier: Alice Swier and Clarence Bordeaux 1921 Wedding Photo
    Wedding photo of Clarence John Bordeaux (1888-1957) and Alice Swier (1896-1987). Photo by Blackburn Studios.
    Swier: Alice Swier and Clarence Bordeaux Wedding Day Snapshot, 1921
    Swier: Alice Swier and Clarence Bordeaux Wedding Day Snapshot, 1921
    Wedding day snapshot of Alice Swier (1896-1987) and Clarence Bordeaux (1888-1957) (m. 19 Jan 1921).
    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.

    Documents
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux, Aunt Alice's Ordinary Story, 1980
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux, Aunt Alice's Ordinary Story, 1980
    Newspaper column written by Jim Gosney about Alice Swier Bordeaux (1896-1987) that appeared in the Yakima Herald-Republic on 14 Jan 1980. Note that last line of text in the first column concerning the thousands who died of the Spanish Flu is missing.
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux 1987 Obituary
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux 1987 Obituary
    Obituary of Alice Swier Bordeaux (d. 7 Aug 1987) that appeared in "The Yakima Herald."
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux Funeral Memorial Card, 1987
    Swier: Alice Swier Bordeaux Funeral Memorial Card, 1987
    Funeral memorial card for Alice Swier (1896-1987). Although captioned Alice L. Bordeaux, perhaps the "L" is a typographical error for "S" which would stand for her maiden name Swier.

    Headstones
    Gravemarker: Bordeaux, Alice L. (1896-1987)
    Gravemarker: Bordeaux, Alice L. (1896-1987)
    Gravemarker of Alice Swier (d. 7 Aug 1987).
    Plot: Block 11, Section 77, Lot 6

  • Notes 
    • Came west with her family to Holland Settlement in Moxee. [2]

  • 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. 29.

    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. [S2756] Memorial Card: Mrs. Alice L. Bordeaux, (Keith & Keith. Yakima, Washington, 31 August 1987).

    5. [S376] Obituary: Bordeaux, Alice Swier, (Yakima Herald. Yakima, Washington, 9 Aug 1987, p. 10C).

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

    7. [S302] Find A Grave, Memorial# 170932997.

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

    9. [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

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

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

      m. 1879

    12. [S426] Washington State Digital Archives, (Washington Secretary of State, Washington State Archives, Cheney, Washington), Yakima Marriage Records.


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