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About Nathaniel Butler Swift
Nathan Butler Swift who on Saturday last, while playing polo, met with an accident which resulted fatally, was born in Chicago twenty-two years ago, and has lived in Lake Forest during the past eight years. For some time after his father, Mr. Louis F. Swift, moved to Lake Forest, he was a student at St. Albans Military Academy, but later entered Lake Forest Academy, remaining in attendance there until three years ago. While in school he was a member of the O. K. P. and Phi Pi Epsilon fraternities. He will be remembered by old Lake Forest students as one of the best athletes that ever attended the academy, and as a leader in all student enterprises.
Through his death the community loses one of its dearest and most respected members, and Lake Forest school one of its staunchest friends. It is seldom that the world is graced with a character more unselfish, open-hearted and true than that of "Nate" Swift. He was an inspiration to kindliness and thoughtfulness and his death will be sincerely mourned by his hundreds of friends.
From: The Stentor, XVIII, No. 1, Lake Forest Illiniois, September 24, 1903