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Marshall County Republic  March 19, 1896


Joshua Sheldon Swihart was born in Stark County Ohio, February 1, 1845. At the age of six years he moved with his parents to St. Joseph County, Indiana.  In 1862 he enlisted with the 20th regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served three years.


Since the close of the war he has been a resident of Marshall County Indiana. He was married February 28, 1878 to Miss Catherine Rivar, his bereaved widow.  To this union was born one child, Mary Gladys, who survives and mourns the loss of a tender and loving father.


After an illness of about six months duration he passed to his reward and having received the assurance of the Holy Spirit he died happy March 14, 1896, aged 51 years, 1 month and 13 days.  He leaves many relatives and numerous friends who will mourn the loss of an honest, upright and loyal man, of a kind husband and father and an obliging friend and neighbor.


The funeral was conducted at the U. B. Church last Monday, the services were in the charge of Elder John R. Appleman, assisted by Rev. D. S. Jones of Inwood, after which the remains were laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, there to wait the judgement at the second coming of our Savior.




March 19, 1896 Argos Reflector


The death of two old and well known farmer citizens of Marshall county is recorded this week - that of Joshua Swihart, near Plymouth, March 14th in the 51st year of his age and of Barney Adamson, Near Maxinkunkee March 14th in the 70th year of his age.