Emil Webster Swift
b. 6-29-1895 d. 2-19-1976Contributed by, Bill Swift
The seventh child of William T. Swift, Jr., Emil took an early interest in photography and is responsible for preserving, in pictures, some of the history of Orange County, Indiana prior to WWI. He also served as a photographer in the Army Air Corps during WWI.
Following his mother's death in 1925, he and his sister, Mayme, moved to Indianapolis. They owned property and made their home together in Perry Township of Marion County, In.
He graduated from Indiana Central College (later renamed University of Indianapolis). He was Deputy Recorder of Marion County for several years and was also a Master of Capitol City Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis. He was an excellent painter, specializing in woodland scenes in oil. He was never married.
He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery south of Indianapolis.