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Franklin County, Illinois

EDWARD EVERETT SWAIN -- was born at Ewing, Franklin County, Illinois, being a son of H.V.J. and Clara (Harrison) Swain. He was married in 1907 to Harriet S. Ryrie of Alton Illinois. Mrs. Swain is a daughter of John A and Elizabeth (Stanton) Ryrie. They have one child- Edward Everett Jr. Mr. Swain received his early education in the Franklin County {IL} public schools. His family moved to Upper Alton, Illinois, in 1897, where he was a student of Shurtleff College, graduating with the A.B. degree. Upon his graduation he entered newspaper work in Rochester, New York, working for the Herald two years, one year as political reporter. He then went to St. Louis and worked in the offices of the Globe-Democrat, a little later becoming night editor of the Associated Press at St. Louis. A year later he was in St. Louis on the Republic, and for almost a year served as copy editor and head-line writer for the Post-Dispatch. In November 1909, he formed a partnership with Walter Ridgway, purchasing the Kirksville Daily Express from C.C. Howard. In the spring of 1911, he purchased Mr. Ridgway's interest in the paper, assuming control in June. Mr. Swain is independent politically. He is a member of the Baptist church
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Source: "The History of Adair County Missouri, by E.M. Violette (1911)"- JR - Sub by FoFG


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