I am Erma Lee Swift Reising, my grandmother was Willa Mae and my grandfather was Ralph Albert. My mother was Kathryne Elizabeth and my father's name was Magnus Tate Swift. My brother is Magnus Tate Swift of Richmond, Va and my sister's name is Shirly Jean who is deceased. It was very interesting to read your post about the history of my Grandfather.
We just recently sold our vacation home in Daytona Beach this month and we have often visited Willa Mae's grave site. Last week we left flowers there. Kathryne is buried in Bat Cave, North Carolina near our home in Black Mountain.
When I was a very young girl we lived on 36th Ave. in Miami and my grandfather Ralph would visit my mother and bring her huge sacks of live lobsters. She would put a large metal washtub over all four stove burners and boil them. I can not to this day eat sea food.
I do have some photos of Willa Mae, and I sent them to my cousin Bambi. Are these the same photographs that you have also? I know she was sending them out to some of our family. I would be happy to exchange photographs, my granddaughters have began to scan in some of them and her email address is attached (email@example.com). She would be glad to learn anymore information and pass it along to me.