Swain, Clara A.
- William K. Beatty
Swain, Clara A. (18 July 1834–25 December 1910), physician and missionary, was born in Elmira, New York, the daughter of John Swain and Clarissa Seavey. When Clara was two, the family returned to their former home in Castile, New York. At the age of fifteen, Clara spent a year in Michigan, living with an aunt and teaching at a local school. She then returned to New York and graduated from the Canandaigua Seminary. For the next seven years she taught at public schools in the area....