Photo of various Swearingen/Pierson  children Pierson family photo

Photo of various Swearingen/Pierson children

Taken in Manning, Carroll Co.?, Iowa.

Photo of several Swearingen children, with one of them unknown.

Photo of several Swearingen children, with one of them unknown.

Mystery: Can anyone identify who the parents of the young girl on the right might be. Her name according to the photo is Lena Swearingen.

Beth Pearce I don't know how common the name Swearingen is but there some that own the funeral home here in Seminole, Oklahoma. I'm sure if you did a search on it you would come up with an email address. I've lived here only a few years.
May 26, 2003 · Reply
Retta Williams Thanks for the info. I'll be sure to check it out.
May 27, 2003 · Reply
Retta Williams We now believe that the girl on the right might be Lena Buhrow, not Lena Swearingen. Anyone with info on a gal named Lena Buhrow, please contact me. Thanks.
Sep 22, 2003 · Reply
D Stafford-Henefield The name Swearingen is from Holland. In my family tree in the early 1700's there is a Van Swearingen. Thomas Swearingen II is my 8xgg on my grandmothers side. (Thomas II father was Thomas VAN SWEARINGEN Holland) Their children were, Thomas III, Mary, Luranah, Margaret & Van. The Van wasn't carried over this generation, maybe americanized, not sure. Don't know when the photo was made and where the children went. I am related thru Luranah.
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Feb 25, 2005 · Reply
Vada Rudolph Could this Elmer Pierson be Elmer John Pierson, my grandfather? He was born in Carroll County, Iowa, on 9/11/1988. His mother's name was Wilhelmina Orinda Van Swearingen, who married Albert Burton Pierson in 1885. To me, the boy on the right looks more like the childhood photos I have of my grandfather.
Feb 21, 2010 · Reply
Retta Williams To flamingogirl,I just now noticed your posting for this photo. You most definitely are correct on this photo.This photo as we have found out is, Charles Swearingen on the left, Elmer Pierson to the right of him and Winnie Mae Swearingen seated. The girl on the far right, according to the photo is Lena Swearingen, the problem being we have never been able to place a Lena Swearingen in the family. But at one time there was a Lena Buhrow living with the Pierson family. Please contact me at [contact link] if you are at all interested in this family. I have lots of info to share. Winnie is my grandmother and Charles her brother who descend from John, Mina's (Orinda's) brother. Please contact me.
Retta
Jun 02, 2010 · Reply
Retta Williams To flamingogirl,I just now noticed your posting for this photo. You most definitely are correct on this photo.This photo as we have found out is, Charles Swearingen on the left, Elmer Pierson to the right of him and Winnie Mae Swearingen seated. The girl on the far right, according to the photo is Lena Swearingen, the problem being we have never been able to place a Lena Swearingen in the family. But at one time there was a Lena Buhrow living with the Pierson family. Please contact me at [contact link] if you are at all interested in this family. I have lots of info to share. Winnie is my grandmother and Charles her brother who descend from John, Mina's (Orinda's) brother. Please contact me.
Retta
Jun 02, 2010 · Reply
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