Alton Swain

Alton Swain

Full Name: Alton Swain
Date of birth: October 2, 1899
Date of death: March 11, 1976

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar

(1) HONEY GROVE, TEXAS. "Honey Grove is on U.S. Highway 82 fifteen miles east of Bonham in east central Fannin County . . . In 1846 a post office branch opened to serve the growing community." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Bonham. House Journal.
(3) Bonham, Fannin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) "Alton Swain has been appointed deputy game warden . . . He informs us that he will not be a candidate for re-election to the Legislature." Honey Grove Signal, 4/6/1928, p. 1, crediting Honey Grove Preservation League. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Honey Grove, Fannin County. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Alton Swain Rites Held," Arlington Daily News, 3/14/1976, p. 5.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Alvin Swain, Honey Grove, Fannin County, age 8 months, born October 1899 in Texas, son of William J. and Morise Swain.
    Census of 1910 - Alton Swaim [Swain], Honey Grove, Fannin County, age 9, born circa 1901 in Texas, son of William and Martha Swaim [Swain].
    Census of 1920 - Alton Swain, Honey Grove, Fannin County, age 20, born circa 1900 in Texas, laborer/compress, son of Billie Swain.
    Census of 1930 - Alton Swain, Lubbock County, age 28, born circa 1902 in Texas, teaching/public school, spouse Hazel.
    Census of 1940 - Alton Swain, Brownsboro, Henderson County, age 40, born circa 1900 in Texas, last place of residence on 4/1/1935: Honey Grove, Fannin County, spouse Hazel. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • Alton Swain, birth date 10/2/1899 in Honey Grove, Texas; death date 3/11/1976 in Arlington, Tarrant County, teacher/public schools, father William Swain, mother Marcia Ayers. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Alton Swain, birth date 10/2/1900, permanent home address in Honey Grove, Fannin County, student, nearest relative W.T. Swain in Honey Grove, draft registration 9/12/1918 in Fannin County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Alton Swain, birth date 10/2/1899, death date 3/11/1976, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Honey Grove, Fannin County, with spouse Hazel Burroughs Swain, married 4/2/1929. Find a Grave.
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - Alton Swain, postoffice Honey Grove, nativity Texas, age 25 (born circa 1902), highway inspector. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Alton Swain, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

40th R.S. - 1927
Conservation and Reclamation  
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Public Printing  

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