Earl Thornton Swank

Male12 November 1907–6 April 1991

Brief Life History 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 United States in 1949 and Hill City Township, Graham, Kansas, United States in 1950. 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
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 (9)

  • Earl Swank in household of W S Swank, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Earl Thornton Swank, "Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Earl T Swank in household of William S Swank, "United States Census, 1940"

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Siblings (7)

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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.


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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