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Swartz Family

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Title

Swartz Family

Subject

Swartz, James Eldred Silas (1899-1994)
Swartz, Virginia Ruth Hornsby (1911-1989)
Zirkle, Ida Sue (Swartz)

Description

Photograph of James Eldred Swartz with his wife, Virginia Ruth (Hornsby) and his young daughter, Ida Sue.

J. Eldred Swartz was the son of Charles Franklin and Ida Belle (Coffman) Swartz from the southern end of Shenandoah County. He graduated from William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.

He is most remembered for his years as a teacher and principal for the Shenandoah County Public Schools, mostly in Mt. Jackson.

His wife was Virginia Ruth (Hornsby) Swartz, the daughter of LeRoy Alphonse (1869-1946) and Sudie (Shields) (1881-1948) Hornsby, from Hornsbyville, York County, Virginia. Like her husband, she graduated from William and Mary College.

When they married in November 1940, J. Eldred was the Principal of Triplett Agricultural High School in Mt. Jackson and Ruth was an instructor at Lane High School in Charlottesville. Before that, she had been a member of the faculty for several years at Poquoson High School near Newport News, Virginia.

When J. Eldred Swartz registered for the WWII draft in 1942, his telephone number was “18” on the Mt. Jackson exchange.

Their daughter, Ida Sue Swartz, was born in Newport News. She grew up to be a teacher in Mt. Jackson and married Warren Eugene Zirkle in February 1968 in Williamsburg. He was the son of William Monroe and Fern Frances (Golladay) Zirkle.

At the time of their marriage, he worked as a staff assistant for the telephone company. Sue and Warren Zirkle spent over four decades together until they divorced in 2011.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

labelled "July 1949" on box of plates.

Contributor

Bonnie J Painter identified the subjects and indicated James Eldred as the high school principal.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

James Eldred Swartz appears in Morrison Studio Collection images 005644 and 006729.

Identifier

006729

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Swartz Family,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed April 17, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/40502.

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