Earl Thornton Swank

12 November 1907–6 April 1991 (Age 83)
Barnard, Lincoln, Kansas, United States

The Life of Earl Thornton

When Earl Thornton Swank was born on 12 November 1907, in Barnard, Lincoln, Kansas, United States, his father, William Sherman Swank, was 41 and his mother, Grace Vivian Ashmead, was 36. He lived in Salt Creek Township, Lincoln, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Gettysburg Township, Graham, Kansas, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 6 April 1991, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hill City, Graham, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sherman Swank
1866–1952
Grace Vivian Ashmead
1871–1963
Viola Gertrude Swank
1895–1978
Florence Emmaline Swank
1898–1952
Cora Edith Swank
1901–1993
Mabel Vivian Swank
1903–2000
Earl Thornton Swank
1907–1991
James Clay Swank
1909–1974
Ruth S Swank
1911–1973

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 20

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1929

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl T Swank in household of William S Swank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl T Swank in household of William S Swank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl T Swank in household of William S Swank, "United States Census, 1920"

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