Vega Lilian Sophia Swanson

5 September 1918–November 2011 (Age 93)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vega Lilian Sophia

Vega Lilian Sophia Swanson was born on 5 September 1918 as the daughter of Victor Swanson and Lilian. She married John Victor Sandt on 2 November 1935, in Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died in November 2011, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 93.

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John Victor Sandt
Vega Lilian Sophia Swanson
Marriage: 2 November 1935
Victoria Frances Sandt
Victoria Sandt
John Charles Sandt
Robert Sandt

Spouse and Children

2 November 1935
Cook, Illinois, United States


    Victoria Frances Sandt


    Victoria Sandt




Parents and Siblings

    Victor Swanson






World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 1

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vega Sandt in household of John Sandt, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vega Swanson in entry for John Victor Sandt, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"
  • Vega Swanson in entry for Robert Sandt, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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