Thomas F Sweeney

31 January 1887–25 August 1964 (Age 77)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas F

Thomas F Sweeney was born on 31 January 1887, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Margaret A Coan. He died on 25 August 1964, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Thomas F Sweeney
Margaret A Coan
Grace Sweeney
Jack Sweeney
Robert Sweeney

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    Grace Sweeney


    Jack Sweeney


    Robert Sweeney


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

Age 5

The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 21

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Thomas Sweeney, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas Sweeney, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Thomas in entry for John Wm Dwyer and Grace Rita Sweeney, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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