Hiram Swiler

22 July 1840–9 April 1935 (Age 94)
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hiram

When Hiram Swiler was born on 22 July 1840, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David C. Swiler, was 18 and his mother, Catherine Hale, was 17. He married Amanda Jane Robinson on 16 June 1867, in Warren, Illinois, United States. He lived in Allen, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Clifton Township, Wilson, Kansas, United States in 1880. He died on 9 April 1935, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Hiram Swiler
Katherine L. Dixon
Marriage: 1934

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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 8

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 25

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Swil-ian, to swill, to wash, and ere, indicating an agent, meaning a person who swills, or a swiller, a drunkard

Sources (3)

  • Hiram Swiler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hiram Swiler in household of David Swiler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram Swiler, "Illinois, Adams County, Card Index to Deaths, 1877-1990"

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