OBITUARY FOR HENRY(HARRY) SWEENEY
Researched and compiled by Faye V Bell, SLC
(Harry) Sweeney was born in the Mid-West (most of the records show
MEMORIES: In the early 1950’s, his widow, Ann Sweeney showed me (Faye V Bell) the paintings in her livingroom that Harry had painted. They were good-sized oil paintings mostly of the pastoral nature. This son of the soil had artistic leanings although as far as I know, he didn’t boast about his talents and kept diligently to his farm work. I remember in 1935 when Harry passed away that there was some concern that they would have to move his body by a horse team and hayrack to the Ten Sleep district. It is unclear why that would be the case unless conditions were unfavorable for driving motorized vehicles on a substandard road. About 1937, we Moses children (Millard F and Fae Moses family) were by ourselves for Thanksgiving. Brother Bob shot a duck and bought it home for dinner, but we didn’t know how to roast it, so brother Millard M (Skilly/Scotty) took it to Mrs. Sweeney and asked her if she could cook it for us. She did and threw in a pumpkin pie, too! The kindness she extended to us was never forgotten.