Austin Levi Swaim

23 June 1889–15 February 1987 (Age 97)
Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Austin Levi

When Austin Levi Swaim was born on 23 June 1889, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, Levi Zachary Taylor Swaim, was 39 and his mother, Matilda Jane Boyer, was 36. He married Virgie Glosser on 2 December 1907, in Davis, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Union Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 15 years. He died on 15 February 1987, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Unionville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Austin Levi Swaim
Virgie Glosser
Marriage: 2 December 1907
Harold Winfred Swaim
Raymond B. " Pete" Swaim
Mildred Irene Swaim
Goldson Emery Swaim
Franklin Lavon Swaim

Spouse and Children

2 December 1907
Davis, Iowa, United States


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+6 More Children

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.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 24

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Auston L Swaim in household of Levi Swaim, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Austin Swain, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Austin Swaim, "United States Census, 1940"

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