Eliza Jane Hawker

6 November 1866–11 December 1940 (Age 74)
Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Eliza Jane

When Eliza Jane Hawker was born on 6 November 1866, in Marion, West Virginia, United States, her father, Owen Hawker, was 32 and her mother, Roanna Cunningham, was 27. She married Orlando Milton Swiger on 28 January 1887, in Marion, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sardis, Harrison, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Sardis Magisterial District, Harrison, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 11 December 1940, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lumberport, Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Orlando Milton Swiger
Eliza Jane Hawker
Marriage: 28 January 1887
Delbert C. Swiger
Edna Ethel Swiger
Dessie A. Swiger
Lulu May Swiger
Hobert Augustus Swiger
Virgil Curtis Swiger
Henry Swiger
Clarence H Swiger

Spouse and Children

28 January 1887
Marion, West Virginia, United States


    Delbert C. Swiger



    Dessie A. Swiger



    Hobert Augustus Swiger


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who bred and trained hawks, Middle English haueker (an agent derivative of haueke ‘hawk’). Hawking was a major medieval sport, and the provision and training of hawks for a feudal lord was a not uncommon obligation in lieu of rent. The right of any free man to keep hawks for his own use was conceded in Magna Carta (though social status determined what kind of bird someone could keep, the kestrel being the lowest grade).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza J Hawker in household of Owen Hawker, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Eliza Jane Swiger in household of Hobert Swiger, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eliza Swiger in household of Orlando Swiger, "United States Census, 1920"

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