Lee County Biography


Dr. Lee B. Swingley, controlling a large practice as a veterinary surgeon in Dixon, was born in Ogle county, Illinois, April 30,1886. He is a son of Oscar and Alice (Lewis) Swingley. The father was a pioneer farmer and a native of Ogle county, Illinois, The mother was born in Herkimer county, New York, and came to Illinois when she was a child. The father died in Ogle county, Illinois, August 26, 1903 while the mother passed away in Seattle, August 9,1913. To their union were born four children: George A-, now residing in Seattle, Washington; Lee B., of this review; Mary Ada, the wife of Joseph Hearn, a resident of the state of Washington; and Florence M.. deceased.

Lee B. Swingley was reared in Ogle county and remained at home until he was twenty years of age. He then went to Chicago, where he entered a veterinary college, graduating in the spring of 1909. He began the practice of his profession in Polo, and Oregon and after a short time he moved to Dixon, where he is now located. He controls a large and growing patronage, for he is thoroughly versed in the underlying principles of his profession and his ability is widely recognized and respected. Dr. Swingley owns a third interest in three hundred and twenty acres of land in Ogle county and has shown himself competent and able in the management of his interests.

In April, 1909, Dr. Swingley was united in marriage to Miss Adessa L. Goodrich, a native of Oregon, Illinois, and a daughter of George W. and Mary F. (Steele) Goodrich. Dr. and Mrs. Swingley have become the parents of a daughter, Evelyn L. They are attendants of the Methodist Episcopal church and Dr. Swingley gives his political allegiance to the democratic party. He is ambitious, energetic and progressive and although he is still a young man, occupies a prominent place in the ranks of his chosen profession.

History of Lee County 1914 by Frank E. Stevens


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