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Collection TitleCL 67 Swartz Family Scrapbook Collection CreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Susan Allen in 2010. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Genealogy--Cox Family; Genealogy--Swartz Family

Swartz Family-Benjamin Miller Swartz (1851-1940) and his wife, Mary Etta (1874-1936), were the first of the family to settle in Elmira.  Benjamin Swartz worked for the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad and moved to Elmira in 1893 for work.  Their children were Etta (1875-1845), Harry (1876-1938) and George (1890-1955).  Susan Swartz Allen, compiler of the collection, is the granddaughter Harry through his son Charles.  

Cox Family-The Cox Family of Maryland are descendants of William Jump of Maryland.  Elnora Cox, daughter of Clara Fish and Percy Cox, is the mother of Susan Swartz Allen.

Scope:The Swartz Family Scrapbook Collection contains scrapbooks with genealogical information, photographs, letters and miscellaneous documents relating to the Swartz and Cox families.
Notes:Scrapbook #3 shares a box with CL 64.
Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1892-2008
AbstractThis collection contains scrapbooks of Swartz and Cox family material compiled by Susan Swartz Allen.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Swartz Family Scrapbook - Ancestry of Susan Swartz Allen featuring the Swartz Family of Pennsylvania and Elmira and the Cox Family of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Includes genealogies, personal histories, photographs and historical documents, 1726-2008. Scrapbook0101
Swartz Family Scrapbook - Letters and miscellaneous documents associated with Harry M. Swartz, Charles M. Swartz, Elnora Cox Swartz and Susan Swartz Allen, 1900-2008. Scrapbook0102
Swartz Family Scrapbook - Coverage of the murder of Harry M. Swartz by escaping prisoners from the Chemung County Jail, March-July 1938. Scrapbook0201

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