Lorena Axia Sweezey

25 October 1847–3 June 1916 (Age 68)
Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, United States

The Life of Lorena Axia

When Lorena Axia Sweezey was born on 25 October 1847, in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel Sweezey, was 42 and her mother, Miriam Hoar, was 36. She married Lucius Lyon Fairchild on 13 January 1874, in Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Brooklyn, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Sharon Township, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 3 June 1916, in Otto, Bethlehem Township, Clark, Indiana, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Otto, Bethlehem Township, Clark, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lucius Lyon Fairchild
Lorena Axia Sweezey
Marriage: 13 January 1874
Stephen Walker Fairchild
Gertrude Winifred Fairchild
Caroline Miriam Fairchild
Mary Ann Fairchild

Spouse and Children

13 January 1874
Norvell, Jackson, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Jane Sweezey


    John Thomas Sweezey


    William H. Sweezey


    Julia A. Sweezey


    Judson Samuel Sweezy


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 4

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 7

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.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Variant of English Swasey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lurena Swasey in household of Samuel Swasey, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lorena Sweezy in household of Samuel Sweezy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lorena Fairchild in household of Lucius Fairchild, "United States Census, 1880"

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