Mary Jane Whisler

Female18 May 1852–1 May 1920

Brief Life History of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Whisler was born on 18 May 1852, in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, Samuel Whisler, was 28 and her mother, Miranda Leavell, was 24. She married Cyrus James Swank on 6 April 1871, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Douglas Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 1 May 1920, in Lockwood, Dade, Missouri, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Dudenville, Dade, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus James Swank
Mary Jane Whisler
Marriage: 6 April 1871
William Clay Swank
Walter Ray Swank
Warren Leroy Swank
Grace Loraine Swank

Sources (40)

  • Mary Jane Whisler in entry for Grace Loraine Swank, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Mary Swank in household of Cyrus Swank, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary J Whisler in entry for William C Swank and Margaret O Wetherell, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 April 1871Appanoose, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 5

    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 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 18

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Whistler .

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

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