Elizabeth Minerva Swain

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Minerva

When Elizabeth Minerva Swain was born on 16 November 1855, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Nathan Folger Swain, was 32 and her mother, Harriett L. Tobey, was 29. She married Thomas George Glover on 23 April 1875, in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Oakville, Chehalis, Washington, United States in 1910 and Oakville, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 23 July 1939, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Oakville, Grays Harbor, Washington, United States.

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Thomas George Glover
Elizabeth Minerva Swain
Marriage: 23 April 1875
Nellie Glover
William Robert Glover
Milan G. Glover
Tamzan Anna Glover
Charles B Glover
Lysle Swain Glover
Velma Charlotte Glover

Sources (26)

  • Elizebeth Glover, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Elizabeth Swain, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • Elizabeth Minerva Swain Glover, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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Historical Boundaries: 1856: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Swain, Swein (Old Norse Sveinn, Sven, from sveinn ‘lad’).

English: occupational name from Middle English swein ‘servant, attendant; boy, young man’ (Old Norse sveinn). The word could also denote a swineherd or a peasant in general. The name was thoroughly confused with Swan 1.

Irish: when not the English name, possibly an Anglicized form of Mac Suibhne; see McSwain .

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

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