Bernice Mary Swierz

Brief Life History of Bernice Mary

When Bernice Mary Swierz was born on 28 September 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Andrew Swierz, was 27 and her mother, Louise Swierz, was 22. She married Herbert Paul Zimmerman on 22 June 1933, in Indiana, United States. She died on 6 July 1997, at the age of 88.

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Herbert Paul Zimmerman
Bernice Mary Swierz
Marriage: 22 June 1933

Sources (8)

  • Bessie L Zimmerman, "United States Census, 1950"
  • Bessie Swierz, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1949"
  • Bessie Swierz, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): variant of Swires .

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Swier .

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

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