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Firmage, SuZan Noguchi Swain, 1916-2010



  • Existence: 1916 - 2010

biographical statement

Author, illustrator, and convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Suzan Noguchi Swain Firmage autobiography

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1089
Scope and Contents

Typewritten autobiography. SuZan was born in Colorado to Japanese parents. She married Ralph B. Swain in 1938 and has two boys. Mr. Swain was an entomologist who worked in Nicaragua. SuZan and her children were present when Mr. Swain was murdered by bandits on the Pan American Highway in Mexico in 1953. Subsequently, SuZan supported herself by writing and illustrating books. She married William K. Firmage in 1968 and joined the Mormon Church in 1974.

Dates: 1978