Nina Ruth Siverly

18 October 1904–21 August 1995 (Age 90)
Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Nina Ruth

When Nina Ruth Siverly was born on 18 October 1904, in Oelwein, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, John Rice Siverly, was 32 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Buck, was 24. She married Sigfred Theodore Swanson on 19 June 1922, in Louisa, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Rural, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Scott Township, Franklin, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 21 August 1995, in Winfield, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 90.

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Sigfred Theodore Swanson
Nina Ruth Siverly
Marriage: 19 June 1922
Dorothy Elizabeth Swanson
Delores A Swanson
Virginia R Swanson

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 2
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
Age 9
The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
Age 25
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Sifferle, from a pet form of the personal name Seifer(t), a variant of Siegfried .

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

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Sources (11)

  • Ruth Swanson in household of Sigfred Swanson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nina Ruth Siverly in entry for Virginia Ruth Swanson, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
  • Nina Ruth Siverly Swanson in entry for Mrs Virginia Hanze, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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