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Fannie Pearl Swig (Levy)

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Prienai, Lithuania
Death: October 12, 1934 (71)
57 Beaconsfield Rd, Brookline, MA, United States
Place of Burial: Taunton, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Israel Levy and Sarah Levy
Wife of Simon Swig
Mother of Louis Hirsch Swig; Edward J. Swig; Rebecca Swig Kapstein; Gertrude Greenberg; Israel C. Swig and 6 others

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About Fannie Levy Swig

Married at age 17. Fannie immigrated to the United States in 1878 (or 1874 according to 1910 census) and became a naturalized citizen in 1886. Her first language was Yiddish. Last name is Levi or Levy.

For hometown, Pren, Russia (Prienai, Lithuania), see

The 1900 census lists Fannie as living in Taunton and being born in March, 1866, married in 1881, and naturalized in 1874. It lists her and her parents as having come from Russia/Poland. She had 11 children and 10 were still living. She could read, write and speak English. She lived with her husband Simon and children Rebecca S., Hyman, Edward J., Israel, Benjamin, Ida, Hirsch and George D.

In the 1910 census, she is listed as living in Taunton, MA with her husband Simon and her children Lewis, Hyman B., Edward J., Gertrude, Israel C., Benjamin H, Ida B., Hirsch M., George D., and Howard R. Her birth year in this census is listed as 1867,

In 1920 census she was listed as living in Boston with her husband, Simon, her children Lewis Hirsh, George, Howard and Ida, Ida's husband Meyer Malloy, and also Joel Shapiro and Mary Kermyer. Her birth year in this census is listed as 1867.

The Jewish Advocate, Boston, October 16, 1934- Roll 017 Brandeis University- Jan- Dec 1934 MRS. SIMON SWIG, MOTHER OF ELEVEN CHILDREN, DIES IN BROOKLINE After an illness of a fortnight, Mrs. Pearl Fannie Swig, wife of Simon Swig, former president of the Tremont Trust Conpany and a former member of the legislature, died Friday at her home, 57 Beaconsfield road, Brookline. She was in her 71st year. Funeral services were held at her home yesterday at 1:00 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. that day another service was held at the Agudath Achim Temple, Taunton. The Brookline services were conducted by Rabbi Louis M. Epstein of the Temple Kehollath Israel, Harvard street, Brookline. Burial was in the family lot in the Taunton cemetery. Besides her husband, Mrs. Swig is survived by three daughters, Mrs. M. Malloy of Bermuda, Mrs. Samuel Kapstein of Brookline and Mrs. Benjamin Greenberg of Brookline, and seven sons, Dr. Hyman B. and Hirsch M. Swig of Brookline, George D. Swig of Dorchester, Howard R. Swig of Newark, Israel D. Swig of Boston, Edward J. Swig of Revere, and Benjamin H. Swig of Newton. Mrs. Swig was born in the isolated town of Pren, Russia. Her mother had relatives in this country and the child of 10 was shipped to America, where relatives met her. She was taken to Cambridge to live with her relations and received some education in the primary and grammar schools. When she was 16 she met Swig, who was the same age. They had eleven children;10 now living, three daughters and seven sons. Many of the latter are prominent in the business or professional work. The couple lived for a number of years in Cambridge before they moved to Taunton, where her husband established a successful dry goods business and became well known in political circles of the city and state. From that city Mr. and Mrs. Swig came to Roxbury to live. At that time Swig became better known through his connection with the old Tremont Trust Company. Two years ago they went to Brookline where they made their home in the Aberdeen district of the town. Since she had been in Brookline Mrs. Swig, despite her age, had been a hard worker in many of the units of the Havard Street Synagogue. In Roxbury where she lived for many years she was a parishoner at the Temple Israel on Crawford street. Had Mrs. Swig lived until November 21, she would have been married 55 years and she had looked forward to celebrating the occasion with her husband and children. Last year the couple went to the East Taunton airport and borded a plane piloted by Miss Susan MacPherson, flying for several hours. They flew over their old home in the north end of Taunton, over their former home in Roxbury and Cambridge and their residence in Brookline.

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Fannie Levy Swig's Timeline

Prienai, Lithuania
July 30, 1882
Age 19
Boston, MA, United States
January 1884
Age 21
Boston, MA, United States
August 11, 1886
Age 23
Boston, MA, United States
March 1888
Age 25
Boston, MA, United States
Age 26
Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
December 3, 1890
Age 27
Cambridge, MA, United States
November 17, 1893
Age 30
Taunton, MA, United States
October 8, 1895
Age 32
Taunton, MA, United States