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Frances Emily Rauch

Female 1905 - 1988  (82 years)


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  • Name Frances Emily Rauch 
    Born 23 Nov 1905  Ipava, Fulton, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Nov 1988  Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1122068488  Master Tree | Descendants of James Morris and Margaret Cooke
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2009 

    Father Nathaniel Harvey Rauch,   b. 8 Mar 1878, Pleasant Twp, Fulton, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1966, Escondido, San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Gracie Rebecca Tarter\Elgin,   b. 30 Sep 1880, Astoria, Fulton, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1965, Poway, San Diego, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1897  Ipava, Fulton, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1047624763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ronald Francis Swaim, Sr.,   b. 14 Mar 1903, Bloomingdale, Parke, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1965, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 07 Nov 1924  Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Alice Frances Swaim
     2. Ronald Francis Swaim
     3. Richard Nathaniel Swaim
     4. Saralee Cynthia Swaim
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F1047624746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1905 - Ipava, Fulton, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Nov 1924 - Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Nov 1988 - Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !In file held by daughter Alice Swaim Schnakenberg, Certificate of
      birth. Funeral service remembrance card. RIN 1

      Frances lived in Fulton Co. Ill until she was about ten, then, because
      her father had TB the family sold their farm and moved to a cattle
      ranch in Colorado Springs CO where the family lived until about 1920
      when her parents went broke and left to live in Pueblo CO. From there
      the family, which was really hard up by this time, built a canvas
      house on the back of an old flat bed truck and traveled to Yuma AZ,
      from there they traveled across the old plank road into California
      and ended up in San Fernando CA where Grandfather found a job working
      for a turkey ranch about 60 miles away in the Antelope Valley.
      Here Grandfather was able to get ahead enough to homestead a ranch in
      the Tierra Bonita district east of Lancaster. This is where France s met
      Babe(Ronald) Swaim. After I was born, Babe & Frances lived and dad w orked for his father-in-law until after Ronald Jr. was born. Then w e moved to another ranch near-by called Avreys. From there we move d to McDonald's
      ranch and then to the dairy where dad drove the milk truck until we
      moved to Venice CA in Dec 1934. Early in 1935, in Feb. I think, we m oved up to Nipoma, near Santa Maria, where dad cut wood for George t o haul to LA for Grandpa Rauch to sell. Ronald Jr and I finished th e school year there, then we moved back to Santa Monica in late Aug . or first of Sept. and I, Ronald, and Richard started school at McKi nley. We stayed there with Granddad, George, and Babe in the wood bu siness. We stayed there from Sept. 1935 until Feb.1937 when we move d to AZ because the doctor thought mother had TB. Uncle Arthur and h is family moved to Nipoma to cut the wood, with Daddy driving the tru ck. We only lived in AZ one month as the doctors over there said mot her had had a heart attact due, I think to stress, so we were able t o move back to CA and Daddy back to working with George & Grandpa i n the wood business, but now he was no longer a pardner, but an emplo yee. Ronald, Richard, and I finished out the school year living in T arzania. Becky had started to school in Santa Monica, but couldn't f inish the year as Tarzania didn't have a kindergarden. Becky then st arted first grade there, but then we moved again to the West Adams di strict in LA where I graduated from the sixth in Feb. of 1938. Whe n mother got sick, we started living with our Grandmother & Grandfath er Rauch, so Grandma could take care of mother and us kids. That sum mer, before school started again, we moved over the store in Culver C ity. That winter, mother started to feel that she was well enough t o start caring for us again. So in March or April of 1939 we moved b ack up to Lancaster where I graduated from the eighth grade and enter ed Antelope Valley Hi'school.


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      Fact 2 February 19, 1999