Milo Erastus Swingle

13 July 1832–4 June 1914 (Age 81)
Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Milo Erastus

When Milo Erastus Swingle was born on 13 July 1832, in Canaan Township, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph C Swingle, was 21 and his mother, Susan Ackers, was 18. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Clarissa VanCampen. He lived in Waco, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 June 1914, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Milo Erastus Swingle
Clarissa VanCampen
Susan Swingle
Adda Eva "Addie"
Andrew Jason Swingle
John Edward Swingle
Martha Ann Swingle

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 16

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 31

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

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in the linen or hemp industry, from Middle English swingle ‘swingle’, a wooden implement used for beating flax or hemp (Middle Dutch swinghel, from the verb ‘to swing’).2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Zwingel, a topographic name from Middle High German zwingel ‘citadel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Milo E Swingle, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Milo Swingle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Milo E Swingle, "United States Census, 1900"

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