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Charles E. Swick and Amelia Edith “Millie” Humphrey of Springwater NY



Photo of Charles E. Swick.



Photo of Amelia E. Humphrey Swick.

The Family of Charles E. Swick and Amelia E. “Millie” Humphrey Swick




birth place

death place

Charles E. Swick


1858 - 1937

Scottsburg NY

Bayfield CO

Amelia E. "Millie" Swick


28 July 1857 - 21 August 1895

Springwater NY

Abilene KS



24 November 1881



Charles H. Swick


1883 - 1970



Emily Swick


1885 - unknown


Lorain OH

Lena Swick


1886 - 1972







The Parents of Charles E. Swick

Peter Swick and Magdalene “Lanah” Young

The Parents of Amelia E. “Millie” Humphrey Swick

Correll M. Humphrey and Emily J. Erwin Humphrey

The Wedding of Charles E. Swick and Amelia Humphrey

From the Livonia Gazette, 2 December 1881

Springwater - Charles E. Swick of Scottsburg and Miss Millie E. Humphrey of Springwater were married on Thanksgiving day at the residence of the bride’s parents.

The 2nd Marriage of Charles E. Swick

Charles E. Swick and Lena Renard

The Obituary of Charles E. Swick

1858 - 1937

Charles E. Swick was the son of Peter Swick and Magdalene “Lanah” Young.

Charles was a former student at Dansville Seminary.

Charles and Amelia E. “Millie” Humphrey married on Thanksgiving Day, 1881 at the home of her parents, Correl Humphrey and Emily Erwin Humphrey, in Springwater NY.

Charlie and “Millie” had three children, all born in Livingston County NY:

Charles Humphrey Swick was an Engineer, WWI veteran and a career military man.

Lena Swick was unmarried and was a high school teacher.

Emily Swick who married Howard Logan Richardson. They lived in Lorain OH and was buried there.

Charles E. Swick, after the death of his wife “Millie”, married a widow, Mrs. Lena Renard Ackerman on 23 June 1909 in Bayfield, La Plata, CO. Charlie became a stepfather to Lena’s son, Arthur Renard Ackerman.

Charles E. Swick was buried in the Bayfield Cemetery, La Plata County, Colorado, USA, Plot: Block B, Lot 28.

The Obituary of Amelia E. “Millie” Humphrey Swick

28 July 1857 - 21 August 1895

From the Abilene Daily Reflector, 22 August 1895

Mrs. Swick Dead

A Sweet and Noble Woman Falls Peacefully Asleep

After three weeks of struggling with typhoid fever, watched by those most dear to her, Mrs. Charles E. Swick died last evening at 7:30. She was a sweet and noble woman, a true and loving wife, a trustworthy friend and beloved mother.

Millie E. Swick was born July 28, 1857, at Springwater NY; married to Charles E. Swick November 24, 1881; moved to Abilene in 1890. She leaves three children, Charles, Lena and Emily. Four brothers are living: E. D. Humphrey of El Reno, OK, who is here, Wm. E. Humphrey of Geneseo, NY, and H. L. Humphrey of Kansas City, MO., who are also expected at the funeral, and H. W. Humphrey of Springwater NY. Her father and mother also reside at Springwater, and the former may be present.

She was a devout member of the Methodist Episcopal church and crossed the river with peace in her soul and in the calm faith that has been her life’s guide and strength. She will be sincerely missed by many friends and heartfelt sympathy will go out to the bereaved family.

Arrangements for the funeral will be announced tomorrow.


From the Abilene Daily Reflector, 23 August 1895

Taken East for Burial

In response to a telegram received last night the remains of the late Mrs. C. E. Swick were taken east for burial at noon today. The interment will be at her parents’ home, Springwater NY. Mr. Swick and younger daughter, Emily, accompanied the form of the departed loved one. E. D. Humphrey went as far as Kansas City. Brief services at the house this morning were conducted by Rev. Dr. Blayney and attended by many friends of the deceased.


From the Solomon Sentinel, 28 August 1895

Died at her home at Abilene last Wednesday, Millie, wife of C. E. Swick, liveryman, from typhoid fever.

The Burial of Charles E. Swick

The Bayfield Cemetery in Bayfield, CO

The Burial of Amelia E. “Millie” Humphrey Swick

Erwin Cemetery in Webster’s Crossing NY