Sallie Gertrude Blackwell
- Born: 2 Aug 1879, Townsville, Vance Co., NC 1
- Marriage: Richard Clyde Swain in Mar 1906 in Vance Co., N.C.
- Died: 11 Apr 1933, Southport, N.C. at age 53 1
- Buried: Old Smithville Burying Ground, Brunswick Co., NC
The 1910 Federal Census for Dist 22, Smithville Twp., Brunswick County, NC, page 102A records Gertrude (29) and Clyde (30) Swain with children John (3) and Gertrude W. (8/12). They have been married 4 years and are living with Clyde's parents, Columbus (56) and Jelorrance (57- Florence ?) Swain. One page over (101B) in this census record is her brother-in-law, James Swain, and his family.
The 1920 Federal Census for Dist 22, Smithville Twp., Brunswick County, NC, page 91A records Richard C. (40) and Gertrude B. (38) Swain with children John P. (13), Gertrude W. (10), Dorothy (8), Vera (8), Mary C. (3), and Clyde F. (4). Richard is a framer and Gertrude is a Public School Teacher.
The 1930 Federal Census for Dist 7, Southport, Brunswick County, NC, page 34B records Clyde (49) and Gertrude B. (49) Swain with children Gertrude (20), Dorothy (18), Vera (18), Mary C. (13), and Clyde F. (10). Clyde is a farmer and children Gertrude and Dorothy are Stenographers.
The 1940 Federal Census for Southport, Brunswick County, NC, District 10-7B, page 141B, dated April 23, 1940 records the widower Clyde Swain (59 - NC) with his daughter, Dorathy (sic) Swain (38 - NC) living on Clarendon Avenue. Clyde owns his home valued at $800. He has completed 6 years of schooling while Dorathy has completed 4 years of high school and is working as a Clerk at the County Welfare Office earning $930 during the last 52 weeks.
Sallie married Richard Clyde Swain, son of Christopher Columbus Swain and Florence Anna Galloway, in Mar 1906 in Vance Co., N.C. (Richard Clyde Swain was born on 29 Apr 1880 in Antioch, Brunswick Co., N.C, died on 22 May 1952 in Southport, Brunswick Co., N.C. and was buried in Old Smithville Cemetery, Brunswick County, NC.)