William Riley Swinford

1858–1934 (Age 76)
Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Riley

When William Riley Swinford was born in 1858, in Paxton, Ford, Illinois, United States, his father, William Swinford, was 36 and his mother, Mary Ann Trickel, was 32. He married Carrie A Hubbard on 9 July 1879, in Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in South Whitley, Whitley, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Bluffton, Harrison Township, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1920. He died in 1934, at the age of 76.

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William Riley Swinford
Carrie A Hubbard
Marriage: 9 July 1879
Don William Swinford

Spouse and Children

9 July 1879
Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States


    Don William Swinford


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World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Age 0

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Swinford in Oxfordshire and Leicestershire, from Kingswinford in Staffordshire, or from Old Swinford in Worcestershire, named with Old English swīn ‘swine’, ‘hog’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rily Swinford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William R Swinford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William R Swinford, "United States Census, 1920"

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