Levi Benjamin Swan

24 September 1848–13 September 1918 (Age 70)
New York, United States

The Life of Levi Benjamin

When Levi Benjamin Swan was born on 24 September 1848, in New York, United States, his father, Aretus Swan, was 25 and his mother, Philinda Wells, was 23. He married Flora A. Gibson on 4 July 1870, in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, United States. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and White Oak Township, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 13 September 1918, in White Oak, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Dansville, Ingham, Michigan, United States.

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Levi Benjamin Swan
Flora A. Gibson
Marriage: 4 July 1870

Spouse and Children

4 July 1870
Williamston, Ingham, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Aretus Swan


    Philinda Wells





    Mary Elizabeth Swan


World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • L Swan in household of A Swan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Levi Swan in household of Aretus Swan, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Levi Swan in household of Aretus Swan, "United States Census, 1870"

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