Is this your Dad? Social Security Death Index Name: William L. Swails SSN: Last Residence: 94558Napa, Napa Co, California, United States of America Born: 28 May 1913 Died: 16 Oct 1998 State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)
I deleted the ss number here for privacy but you can order a copy of his 'original' Social Security Application. ..one of the few documents filled out (1940s) by him.Death records are filled out by others and often contain errors or omissions. One of the questions on the form is fathers full name & mothers full maiden name.I have had great results with these applications.
He is the only one to come up. Scroll to the far right and click on the 'SS-5 Letter' and a nice form letter will print out with all the required info on it.Fill in your info, enclose the check, and mail it off.Good luck.
Also found this of interest:
Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Ernest Swails Spouse Name: Mary V Allen Marriage Date: 2 Jul 1908 Marriage County: Marion Birth Date: 15 Oct 1886 Age: 22 Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1906 - 1910 Inclusive Vol Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind Book: 49 OS Page: 608
Ernest & Mary Swails are living next door to her parents (Simon & Lydia Allen) on the 1910 IN, Morgan County census.Ernest & Mary Swails have a son Forest who is under a year old.Might be William's parents?Worth checking out.
1920 IN, Morgan Co, Clay twp census Forest Swails 10 & Earl Swails 8...listed as 'lodgers' are living in the household of Noah Allen 37 & wife Cora 37 and their two young sons. All born in Indiana.
Indiana Births, 1880-1920 Name: Forrest Swails Father: Ernest Mother: Mary Allen County: Morgan Gender: Male Birth Date: 23 Sep 1909 Reference: Morgan County, Indiana Index to Birth Records 1882 - 1920 Inolusive Lettore A-Z Book: H-3 Page: 41 **Although nothing was on this index for your William, it still may be there.Write to Morgan County and check for any birth record with your Dad's date. Also check for a death record for a Mary Swails between Jun 1917 & mid 1920. Also check Marion County, IN for these records; Ernest was there working for awhile during this timeframe.
**Here is where it gets interesting....the same Ernest Swails of the above 1910 census... WW1 Draft Registratiion filled out 05 Jun 1917 in Clay twp, Morgan Co, Indiana Earnest Swails bn 15 Oct 1886 states he is married and has 4 children.
***Then Ernest Swails (of the same dob)marries again by Oct 1920 Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Ernest Swails Spouse Name: Eva A Cummings Marriage Date: 2 Oct 1920 Marriage County: Marion Birth Date: 15 Oct 1886 Age: 34 Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1916 - 1920 Inclusive Vol Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk's Office Ind Book: 113 OS Page: 325
**On his WW11 Draft Registration of 1942 he states his full given name is Ernest Chancy Swailsbn 15 Oct 1886 in Lebanon, INand lists a Mary Grissel of Lebanon, IN as his closest relative. This is probably his sister Mary Swails that md Jesse M. Grisel.
***Back to the 4 children he claimed on the 1917 WW1 Draft Registration....On the 1930 IN, census Earnest Swails with his 2nd wife Eva....have a Ruth Swails 14, dau, living in household....cant be dau of Eva...went looking for Ruth Swails on the 1920 IN census and found her. 1920 IN, Boone Co, Lebanon census is Ruth J. Swails 4yrs 1 month, bn IN, neice.Living in h/h of Russell & Dorothy Swails.So she was born abt 1915/1916. From the 1900 IN census Russell & Earnest Swails were brothers. Looks like we 'might' have found the 4 kids of Ernest Chancy Swails and Mary Allen; Forest.. Born: 23 Sep 1909, died:1 Jun 1997 IN Earl ...Born: 22 Mar 1911, Died: Mar 1972 (maybe IN?) William....see above Ruth ....Born abt 195/1916
Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 Name: Simon Allen Spouse Name: Lydia Davidson Marriage Date: 18 Jul 1883 Marriage County: Morgan Source Title 1: Morgan County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 to 1920 Inclusive Vo Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located County Clerks Off Book: C-2 OS Page: 450 On the 1900 IN census Simon & Lydia state married 18yrs....so this Jul 1883 is a good possible match.Might want to keep this in your files incase it ends up being the right ones.
**All of this is just what I was able to track from the records I found. You will need to order the documents, look for other records, OBITS, inorder to prove that this is infact your Swails family group. But atleast you have somewhere to start.