Mabel Irene Sweet

11 August 1899–
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mabel Irene

When Mabel Irene Sweet was born on 11 August 1899, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Frank Gardner Sweet, was 29 and her mother, Emma Mae Wright, was 27. She lived in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and East Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years.

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Douglas F Whalen
Mabel Irene Sweet

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · First U.S.  Navy Submarine Constructed

Age 1

The USS Holland was the first commissioned submarine. It was named after John Philip Holland. It had been laid down in November of 1896 and launched a year later. It was acquired and commissioned in 1900 and decommissioned five years later. The submarine was finally sold in 1913 and put on display until it was scrapped in 1932.

Age 32

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mabel S Whalen in household of Douglas F Whalen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mabel Sweet in household of Frank G Sweet, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mable I Sweet in household of Frank G Sweet, "United States Census, 1900"

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