William Alexander Swaney

18 June 1890–9 September 1932 (Age 42)
Clearmont, Nodaway, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Alexander

When William Alexander Swaney was born on 18 June 1890, in Clearmont, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, his father, George Henry Swaney, was 22 and his mother, Lydia Elvira Wilder, was 22. He married Florence Pebble McKee on 19 October 1910, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 9 September 1932, in Union Township, Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Maryville, Nodaway, Missouri, United States.

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William Alexander Swaney
Florence Pebble McKee
Marriage: 19 October 1910
Herbert Leon Swaney
William Lester Swaney
Olive Florence Swaney
D Geneva Swaney
Donald Dean Swaney
Welma Maxine Swaney
Ruth Darlene Swaney

Spouse and Children

19 October 1910
Nodaway, Missouri, United States



    William Lester Swaney


    Olive Florence Swaney


    D Geneva Swaney



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 12

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably an occupational name for a servant or retainer. Compare Swain 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William A Swaney in household of George H Swaney, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William H Swaney in household of George Swaney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willam A Swaney, "United States Census, 1920"

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