Mrs. Ann C. Swarts, mother of Mayor Ralph F. Swarts of Chester, Del., died early last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James W. Fawcett, 8 Franklin avenue, Claymont, Del. Mrs. Swarts, who was 86, had been ill about 3 years. Mrs. Swarts, the former Ann Cole, was a native of Grimsby, Ontario, and had resided in Wilmington, Del. and Claymont for the past 60 years. Since the death of her husband, Paul C. Swarts, she had made her home with Mrs. Fawcett. Mr. Swarts, a painter employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, died in 1927.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Janney of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Sarah Coughill, of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; one brother, Duncan Cole, of Hamilton, Ont.; three sons, A. Dale, of Claymont, Eugene P., of South Ardmore and Ralph; two daughters, Mrs. Howard D. Derr and Mrs. Fawcett, both of Claymont; and several grandchildren. Deceased lady was a granddaughter of Mrs. Marjorie Hitchman, Robinson St. N.