The Swartz Boys
John and Lydia's boys grew up in Camden, New Jersey. Lydia died in 1917, leaving John to raise them alone. Dutch, Russ, and Soapy worked for RCA Victor in Camden. Ray moved to Baltimore, where he worked for Bendix, and Mel moved to Ocean City, NJ. Both Ray and Soapy worked for the U.S. Postal Service after they retired. Pud ended up in Florida,where he had a shop to repair typewriters.
Baseball was their love. A few years ago I met their cousin Robert from New York. He told me that he had never met them on any of his family's trips to Camden - they were always off playing ball somewhere!
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Aunt Carrie and Uncle Fred (John's brother)
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