Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr. (1920 - 1987)
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Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr. (1920 - 1987) was born on May 15, 1920. He was born into the Swartz family.
He died on June 22, 1987 in Torrance, CA at 67 years old. His family lists the cause of death as: congestive heart failure.
Richard Atwater Swartz, Sr.'s last known residence is at Torrance, Los Angeles County, California USA.
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- Given name
- Swartz family history
- United States
- Last Known Residence
- Torrance, Los Angeles County, California USA
- Cause of death
- Congestive heart failure
- Trolley car driver, Accountant in Aircraft Industry
- Military Service
- U.S. Navy, WWII
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Dad was briefly married before WWII. After the war, he left the Navy, moved to Los Angeles, and became a trolley car driver. He met my mother, Dorothy Morrison, a waitress at Tiny Naylor's restaurant, in late 1945, and they were married by a Justice of the Peace on May 22, 1946. After paying the JOP, they had exactly one nickel left between them. Mom's boss at a market gave her a wedding gift of half a pound of bologna, so that's what they ate for dinner that night.
Dad eventually got a job with Northrop Corporation in Hawthorne, California as an accountant. They moved to Torrance, California in 1954, where he lived the rest of his life. They had four children: Knowlton (died at birth, 1958), Richard Jr. (1959), Alice (1961), and Ina (1964).