Lena Burckhardt was born on July 25, 1857, in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time her father, Gustavus A. Burckhardt, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Margaret Brenner, was 21. She married Charles Thomas Swift on May 4, 1880. Lena Burckhardt then married John Parks Huntley in 1890.
Lena Burckhardt died on May 18, 1934, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 76.
Lena Burckhardt and Charles Thomas Swift had 5 children: