Sarah Amanda Swank

23 November 1851–5 October 1926 (Age 74)
Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah Amanda

When Sarah Amanda Swank was born on 23 November 1851, in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, William Aaron Swank, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Etnire, was 27. She married John Swank Cozad on 2 April 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Udell, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Washington Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 October 1926, in Moulton, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Dale Cemetery, Pleasanton, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Swank Cozad
Sarah Amanda Swank
Marriage: 2 April 1876
Emma Cozad
William Kenneth Cozad

Spouse and Children

2 April 1876


    Emma Cozad


    William Kenneth Cozad


Parents and Siblings



    David Lee Swank


    Albert Lafayette Swank


    John Swank




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 6

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Cozad in household of John S Cozad, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Sarah A Cozad in household of John Cozad, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Swank in household of Milton Swank, "United States Census, 1880"

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