William Riley Swinford

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

The Life Summary 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, Cleveland Township, 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
Rebecca Belle Smith
Gladys Janice Swinford
William Riley Swinford Jr

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World Events (8)

Age 1
Historical Boundaries: 1859: Illinois, United States 1859: Ford, Illinois, United States
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 (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Kent): habitational name from Old Swinford (Worcestershire), Kingswinford (Staffordshire), Swinford (Leicestershire), Swinford in Cumnor (Berkshire), or Swinford in Hothfield (Kent), all of which are recorded Swineford or Swyneford in medieval documents. The placenames derive from Old English swīn ‘swine, pig’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (14)

  • Rily Swinford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • W R Swinford in entry for W R Swinford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William R Swinford, "United States Census, 1910"

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