Winifred Helen Swift

Female19 August 1916–5 October 1988

Brief Life History of Winifred Helen

When Winifred Helen Swift was born on 19 August 1916, in Faribault, Rice, Minnesota, United States, her father, Curtis Swift, was 40 and her mother, Evelyn Susan Zufall, was 28. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Selmer Orice Severtson. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 October 1988, in Freeborn, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Blue Earth, Faribault, Minnesota, United States.

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Selmer Orice Severtson
Winifred Helen Swift
Beverly Jean Severtson
Lavern Oris Severtson
Roger Duane Severtson
Larry Allen Severtson

Sources (11)

  • Winnifred Severtson in household of Selmar Severtson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Winfred Swift in entry for Laran Oris Severtson, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Winnefred H Swift in household of Curt Swift, "United States Census, 1930"

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Children (4)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 15

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): nickname for a rapid runner, from Middle English swift ‘swift, fleet’ (Old English swift), or else from the Middle English personal name Swift (Old English Swift).

Irish: when not the English name, an Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada which is based on fuad ‘haste’ (see Foody ).

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.

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

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