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Vernon Ellsworth Joseph Swanda

Male 1907 - 1974


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  • Born  27 Jul 1907  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Jan 1974  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA, -Resurrection Memorial Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1670  Clarkson
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2020 

    Father  Charles "Charlie" Swanda,   b. 3 May 1877, Lidice (near), Bohemia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1941 
    Mother  Emma Elizabeth Vodiska,   b. 14 Mar 1880, Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1961 
    Married  16 Jul 1902  El Reno, Canadian Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F566  Group Sheet

    Family  Louise Pitchford,   b. 24 Jun 1908, Chickasha, Grady Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1998, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Mar 1927 
    Family ID  F593  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Vernon E Swanda Dies in Hospital
      Vernon E Swanda, 66, of 5610 NW 36, died Thursday at St Anthony Hospital. Services will be at 10 am Monday at the Hahn-Cook, Street and Draper Funeral Home with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Swanda was born in Oklahoma and was a sheet metal contractor and rancher. He was the owner and manager of Swanda Brothers Sheet Metal and of the Baffle Manufacturing Co for 45 years. He was a member of St Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife Louise, two daughters, Mrs Rita Cooley, 5104 NW 25, and Mrs Suzie Stroup, 1416 Woodland Way, and a sister, Mrs Olga Svejkovksy, 3200 NW 69.
      [source] Daily Oklahoma, 18 January 1974; From the Swanda Family History Collection of Aline Svejkovsky Garrett.

      Louise Swanda was born June 24, 1908 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. She went to be with the Lord on June 1 1998 at the age of 89. She was a loving wife and mother and devoted her life to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Swanda, her brother, Jack Pitchford, and a sister, Lucille Ford. She is survived by a sister, Jo Mary O'Malley of Bethany, Oklahoma; two daughters, Rita Cooley of Edmond, Oklahoma and Susan Barnett of San Diego California; six grandchildren, Scott Brown, Sydney Manning, Josh Barnett, Chuck Cooley, Stacey Cooley, Darren Cooley; and eight great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Resurrection Cemetery at 10:00 am in June 4, 1998.
      [source] Oklahoma City Newspaper (unidentified); dated about 1 June 1998; From the Swanda Family History Collection of Aline Svejkovsky Garrett.

      Notes for Vernon Swanda; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, 2013; for Family Stories at pamgarrett.com.