Uriah Franklin Swank

1875–1959 (Age 83)
Point Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Uriah Franklin

When Uriah Franklin Swank was born in May 1875, in Point Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Amos John Swank, was 25 and his mother, Alice Bell, was 21. He married Isabella May Klinger on 25 December 1895, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 6 April 1959, at the age of 83.

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Uriah Franklin Swank
Isabella May Klinger
Marriage: 25 December 1895
Howard M. Swank
Ruth S Swank

Spouse & Children

25 December 1895
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


  • Howard M. Swank


  • Ruth S Swank


Parents & Siblings

  • Amos John Swank


  • Alice Bell




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 2

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Swank, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Swank in entry for Howard M Swank, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Frank Swank in entry for Howard M Swank Sr, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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