Ernest A. Swinerton, 84, a native and
for most of his life a well-known resident of Mt. Vernon, died early Friday (6 Nov 1953) in Tampa, Fla where he had resided for a number of years.
He was a member of an early local family and was born in the 700
block on Main street in the residence that was later the John
E. Bates home for many years.
The deceased had an enviable reputation as a local handicraftsman
and his skill covered the fields of upholstery, woodworking, leathercraft and others.
For many years he was stage manager of the Old Masonic Opera House
in Mt.Vernon and he was an early Mt. Vernon National
The body will reach the Short Funeral Home in Mt.Vernon early Sunday and may be viewed by friends
at the Short chapel Sunday afternoon. Rev. August E. Binder, pastor of
the Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church will conduct the funeral service at
Monday in the Short chapel. Burial will be in Bellefontaine
Surviving is a
daughter, Sibyl, wife of Rudolph W. Schaefer, Evansville, who was born to the union of Mr. Swinerton and Victoria Erwin Swinerton,
who died in 1916.