May 16, 1936.

Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.


Hez was the only son of Edmund Bowers Swem. He was ordained in March 1881 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and had his first pastorate there. He moved to Greensburg, Indiana, around 1884 to become pastor of the Second Baptist Church, a post he held over 25 years. He later served as pastor in Washington, DC, at the Centennial Baptist Church and the Second Baptist Church, leaving in 1910 for a pastorate in Dotham, Alabama.

Swem was also a well known lecturer on the Chautauqua circuit. His works include:

  1. Heaven Is Mine
  2. Hurry to Jesus
  3. I Can Speak to the Heavenly Father