Margarete Ann Armstrong

19 January 1868–9 November 1931 (Age 63)
Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

The Life of Margarete Ann

When Margarete Ann Armstrong was born on 19 January 1868, in Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, her father, Richard Armstrong, was 42 and her mother, Nancy Anne Montgomery, was 38. She married John Wesley Swan on 4 December 1890. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 9 November 1931, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lagro, Lagro Township, Wabash, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Swan
Margarete Ann Armstrong
Marriage: 4 December 1890
Otto Montgomery Swan
Ivadene Swan Coughlin
John Williams Swan

Spouse and Children

4 December 1890



    Ivadene Swan Coughlin


    John Williams Swan


Parents and Siblings


    Nancy Anne Montgomery




    John Armstrong


    Robert S Armstrong


    William Armstrong



    Elizabeth Armstrong


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 18

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English (common in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders): Middle English nickname for someone who was strong in the arm.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Labhradha Tréan ‘strong O’Lavery’ or Mac Thréinfhir, literally ‘son of the strong man’, both from Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Armstrong in household of Rich Armstrong, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Swan in household of Otto Swan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret A Swan, "United States Census, 1920"

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