David Lafayette Swearingen

14 September 1891–28 June 1981 (Age 89)
Gillsburg, Amite, Mississippi, United States

The Life of David Lafayette

When David Lafayette Swearingen was born on 14 September 1891, in Gillsburg, Amite, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Monroe Swearingen, was 30 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Newman, was 23. He had at least 1 daughter with Emily Josephine Wall. He lived in McComb, Pike, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Fresno, Fresno, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 June 1981, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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David Lafayette Swearingen
Emily Josephine Wall
Mary D. Swearingen

Spouse and Children



    Mary D. Swearingen


Parents and Siblings

    John Monroe Swearingen


    Mary Elizabeth Newman




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 25

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Dutch: altered form of a habitational name, almost certainly from one of two places in Germany named Schweringen: one in the Hannover region and the other near Bremen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David L Suearinger, "United States Census, 1930"
  • David L Swearingen, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D L Swearingen, "United States Census, 1920"

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