Mary Ellen Swonger

Female17 February 1853–16 May 1910

Brief Life History of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Swonger was born on 17 February 1853, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Mathias Swonger, was 30 and her mother, Mary Lucetta Cook, was 23. She married Cornelius Augustus Mathews on 24 September 1876, in Seneca, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, United States in 1880 and De Graff, Miami Township, Logan, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 16 May 1910, in De Graff, Logan, Ohio, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Tiffin, Seneca, Ohio, United States.

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Cornelius Augustus Mathews
Mary Ellen Swonger
Marriage: 24 September 1876
Grace Nannie Mathews
Ralph Norris Mathews
Mabel V Mathews

Sources (13)

  • Mariah L. Swander in entry for Mabel Matthews, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Mary A Swonger in household of Mathias Swonger, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary E. Swonger, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1876Seneca, Ohio, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 7

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 10

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 17

    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

    Perhaps an altered form of German Schwanger (see Swanger 1) or Zwanger (see Swanger 2).

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

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