Susan E. Swiger

West Virginia, United States

The Life of Susan E.

When Susan E. Swiger was born in 1859, in West Virginia, United States, her father, Aaron Swiger, was 34 and her mother, Delilah Permelia Lyons, was 27. She married James Knox on 16 October 1886, in Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States.

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James Knox
Susan E. Swiger
Marriage: 16 October 1886

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    James Knox



16 October 1886
Harrison, Mineral, West Virginia, United States

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Age 4

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

Age 4

West Virginia was given statehood status with the "agreement" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 31

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of German and Jewish Schweiger .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Swiger, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Susan E. Swiger in entry for Nola Knox Rechtine, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"
  • Susan E. Swiger in entry for Nola Knox Rechtine, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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