Amanda Melvina Swain

6 February 1851–21 December 1925 (Age 74)
Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of Amanda Melvina

When Amanda Melvina Swain was born on 6 February 1851, in Eaton, Preble, Ohio, United States, her father, Alvy M Swain, was 49 and her mother, Sarah Dailey, was 34. She married Leander Boynton Conrey on 9 October 1874, in Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in McKinley Township, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States in 1900 and Chandler, Lincoln, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 December 1925, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leander Boynton Conrey
Amanda Melvina Swain
Marriage: 9 October 1874
John Alva Conrey
David Lytton Conrey
Samuel Swain Conrey
Allen Boynton Conrey
Sarah Izette Conrey

Spouse and Children

9 October 1874
Fredonia, Wilson, Kansas, United States



    David Lytton Conrey



    Allen Boynton Conrey


    Sarah Izette Conrey


Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 9

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.

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda M Conrey in household of Leander B Conrey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amanda M Courey in household of Leander Courey, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda M Conry in household of Leander B Conry, "United States Census, 1900"

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