William Walter Sweeney

1 September 1889–27 June 1937 (Age 47)
Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Walter

When William Walter Sweeney was born on 1 September 1889, in Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, United States, his father, Michael Sweeney, was 39 and his mother, Mary Ida De La Mater, was 37. He lived in St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 27 June 1937, in Fort Lyon, Bent, Colorado, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Michael Sweeney
Mary Ida De La Mater
Marie Louise Sweeney
Etta Margaret Sweeney
Helen Agnes Sweeney
Edward D Sweeney
Ralph Joseph Sweeney
Ida Josephine Sweeney
Francis Aloysius Sweeney
William Walter Sweeney
Michael Joseph Sweeney
Katherine Sweeney

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · The Garza Revolution

Age 2

The Garza Revolution was a conflict fought between the residents of Coahuila and Texas. It began when a campaign to start an uprising against Porfirio Diaz. Even though it was a minor conflict, it is seen as a precursor to the Mexican Revolution.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 13

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William W Sweeney in household of Mary I Sweeney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William W Sweeney in household of Michal Sweeney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Sweeney in entry for Mr Michael Sweeney, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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