James Clay Swank

Male10 December 1909–January 1974

Brief Life History of James Clay

When James Clay Swank was born on 10 December 1909, in Lincoln, Kansas, United States, his father, William Sherman Swank, was 43 and his mother, Grace Vivian Ashmead, was 38. He lived in Salt Creek Township, Lincoln, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Hill City Township, Graham, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died in January 1974, in Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States.

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William Sherman Swank
Grace Vivian Ashmead
Viola Gertrude Swank
Florence Emmaline Swank
Cora Edith Swank
Mabel Vivian Swank
Earl Thornton Swank
James Clay Swank
Ruth S Swank

Sources (8)

  • Clay Swank in household of W S Swank, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Clay Swank - Government record: Census record: birth-name: James Clay Swank
  • James Swank, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

1910 · The Mann Act

Age 1

This Act makes engaging in transport of any woman for any immoral purpose, prostitution, illegal. Its primary intent was to address prostitution, immorality, and human trafficking, particularly where trafficking was for the purposes of prostitution.


Age 18

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

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

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