Birth: Jul. 15, 1870 La Plata Macon County Missouri, USA Death: Jul. 20, 1948 BakersfieldKern County California, USA Taft newspaper, Taft, California, July, 1948.**Fred Swarthout Dies Yesterday in Bakersfield.**Fred Swarthout, 78, a resident of Taft since 1924, died Tuesday evening, July 20, in a Bakersfield hospital.**Mr. Swarthout, who lived at 225 North street, was a native of Missouri, having been born in La Plata, July 15, 1870.**He is survived by three children, Mrs. George Laurance, of the Taft address; Mrs. Mildred L. Wacker and William Swarthout, of Avenal; six grandchiildren, four great grandchildren and three brothers, Clarence and Albert Swarthout of La Plata, Mo.; and Wilbur Swarthout, Spokane, Washington.**Funeral services will be announced later.**Swarthout Rites Set for Friday.**Funeral services for Fred Raymond Swarthout, 78, 225 North street, who died in a Bakersfield hospital Tuesday evening, will be held Friday, July 23, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Rev. Homer Hill, of the First Christian Church, will officiate.**Interment will follow in the West Side Cemetery. Family links: Parents: James Joshua Swarthout (1835 – 1904) Sarah Jane Simms Swarthout (1846 – 1920) Children: Florence Luray Swarthout Lynch (1898 – 1940)* Mildred Lodema Swarthout Vorhees (1902 – 1974)* William James Swarthout (1904 – 1973)* Ruth May Swarthout Laurance (1907 – 1993)* Spouse: Dessie May Murphy Swarthout (1871 – 1937