Carl Loren Swan

19 March 1917–13 November 1979 (Age 62)
Carbondale, Garfield, Colorado, United States

The Life of Carl Loren

When Carl Loren Swan was born on 19 March 1917, in Carbondale, Garfield, Colorado, United States, his father, Benjamin Delanson Swan, was 28 and his mother, Frances Viola Ollie Peery, was 24. He married Alice Maureen Ranels on 16 January 1941. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fruitvale, Mesa, Colorado, United States in 1930. He died on 13 November 1979, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Carl Loren Swan
Alice Maureen Ranels
Marriage: 16 January 1941
Linda Lea Swan

Spouse and Children

16 January 1941


    Linda Lea Swan


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · The Broadmoor Resort Opens

Age 1

On June 29 1918, the much anticipated Broadmoor Resort opens. It is the handy work of entrepreneur Spencer Penrose.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 17

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl L Swan in household of Ben D Swan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carl Loren Swan, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Carl Loren Swan, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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