|Johnstown Tribune; April 17, 1909|
Neff SWANK, the painter and decorator, died between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning at the Swank home, No 215 South Street, after a long illness, aged fifty-five years. The deceased was born in 1854 at Hooversville. His father was John Swank, a brother of Hiram and Samuel Swank, of the Sixth Ward. A long time ago Neff Swank came to Johnstown and was until a short time ago engaged in business here. The deceased was married twice. His first wife was Jane Miller, who together with four children, perished in the Great Flood of 1889. The only surviving son to this union is Clyde Swank, of Robb avenue. Some time after the catastrophe of 1889, Neff Swank married Miss Jennie Rapp, of Altoona, who survives him with two daughters, Annie and Agnes. Neff Swank was a brother of Newton Swank, of No 710 Franklin street; John Swank of Sherman Street; Norman Swank of Grant street; Nathan Swank of the First Ward, and Mrs. Samuel Parsons of Baltimore. The Rev. W. S. Bell, pastor of the Somerset street Brethren Church of which the deceased was a member, will conduct the obsequies at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with interment in Grand-View Cemetery. Mr. Swank was also a member of Vestal Camp, No 33, Woodmen of the World.