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Archie Dean Swift

Paternal Grandfather

Lt.-Col. Archie Dean Swift was Taylor’s paternal grandfather. He was born 21 December, 1914 at Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, to Archie Dean Swift (1877-1961) and Bernice Maude Thompson (1882-1979).

Archie was born on December 21, 1914 at Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway, Pennsylvania. He married first to Barbara Newton Godley in New York City, but they divorced. Archie joined the United States Marine Corps May 3, 1938 and fought in World War II. He later married secondly to Rose Baldi Douglas, on March 21, 1942 in Roxborough, Pennsylvania. They had three children, Archie III, Douglas, and Scott, Taylor’s father. Archie died on September 2, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

His experiences during World War II inspired Taylor to write the song “epiphany” which appears on her eighth studio album, folklore (2020).

General Information
BornDecember 21, 1914
Ridgway, Pennsylvania, USA
DiedSeptember 2, 1998
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
SpouseRose Baldi Swift (m. 1942)
ChildrenArchie Swift III
Douglas Swift
Scott Swift
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