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United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:46 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I have found a David Swinnterton (wrong spelling) on the Veterans Index.

He was born 11 Feb 1895 Cambridge, Mass
And died 15 Oct 1918.
Can anyone see anything more about his Military service, or cause of his death?

Thanks,
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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:52 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I have found a David Swinnterton (wrong spelling) on the Veterans Index.

He was born 11 Feb 1895 Cambridge, Mass
And died 15 Oct 1918.
Can anyone see anything more about his Military service, or cause of his death?

Thanks,
bswinno.

Is the date of death definitely 15 th October 1918

Can see The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts
9 Jan 1919, Thu   Page 14

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60320553/obituary-for-david-swintierton/

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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:54 BST (UK) »
 U.S., Navy Burial Records - David Swinnerton - 11 February 1893 Cambridge Massachusetts - 5 October 1918 USNAS Eastleigh England. Influenza.
Rank E smith 2c

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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:57 BST (UK) »
The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts
15 Nov 1918, Fri    Page 8

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60320711/david-swinnerton-15-november-1918/

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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 01 October 20 12:58 BST (UK) »
Birth - https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FXX3-DBZ

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FHD3-LRX

1900 census Jay Street Cambridge Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Thomas G Swinnerton   50
Jane Swinnerton   47
Thomas Swinnerton   16
George F Swinnerton   18
Alfred Swinnerton   14
Mary C Swinnerton   12
William J Swinnerton   7
David Swinnerton   5
Thomas A W Robinson 23

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9TM-H9L

1910 census Pleasant Street Cambridge Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

Thomas G Swinnerton   61
Jane Swinnerton   57
Thomas Swinnerton   26
Alferd Swinnerton   24
William J Swinnerton   17
David Swinnerton   15

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2VC-RF7


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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 01 October 20 13:06 BST (UK) »
US City Directory 1917 - David Swinnerton

Street Address 158 Pleasant Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Occupation Silversmith.

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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 October 20 14:11 BST (UK) »
Thanks Sandra,

Lots for me to look at you have been busy. So David was in the USN died of influenza as I suspected because of the date. And later shipped home for burial.
In that case there should be a Military grave for him.

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Re: United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 October 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
Haven't come across the cemetery yet.  :-\

He was listed on Cambridge World War I Memorial Plaques, 1918-1936.

https://cambridgeroomcollections.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/cambridge-world-war-i-plaques_012.pdf

His brother William J Swinnerton died in 1921 and the death notice for him omitted the cemetery.

The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts 7 Feb 1921, Mon  Page 10

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/60322876/obituary-for-william-j-swinnerton/

The death certificate for another brother George F Swinnerton died 9 July 1907 gives the cemetery as Camb. Cem. Cambridge.

Nothing for Swinnerton here

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/90841/cambridge-cemetery

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