Elmer Jay Swett

16 December 1894–4 October 1987 (Age 92)
Dufur, Wasco, Oregon, United States

The Life of Elmer Jay

When Elmer Jay Swett was born on 16 December 1894, in Dufur, Wasco, Oregon, United States, his father, Charles Henry Swett, was 27 and his mother, Alice Jane Hanna, was 27. He married Minnie J Hogue on 12 June 1927, in Sherman, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Columbia Election Precinct, Wasco, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 4 October 1987, in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in The Dalles, Wasco, Oregon, United States.

Photos & Memories (3)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Elmer Jay Swett
Minnie J Hogue
Marriage: 12 June 1927
Eleanor F Swett

Spouse and Children


    Minnie J Hogue


12 June 1927
Sherman, Oregon, United States


    Eleanor F Swett


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch: nickname for a dark-haired or swarthy person ( see Swets ).2 Americanized spelling of Slovenian Svet, a nickname from the adjective svet ‘holy’ (most likely), or possibly from the noun svet, which has various meanings, including ‘world’, ‘advice’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elmer Jay Swett in household of J Park Bolton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elmer Swett in household of Ralph Butler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elmer J Swett in household of C Henry Swett, "United States Census, 1910"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.