Uriah Swank

1841–1875 (Age 33)
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Uriah

When Uriah Swank was born on 1 October 1841, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Swank, was 25 and his mother, Lavina Berger, was 24. He married Marilla Moore about 1867, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died in 1875, in his hometown, at the age of 34, and was buried in Reed, Shamokin Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Uriah Swank
Marilla Moore
Marriage: about 1867
Mary Eldora Swank
Emma F. Swank

Spouse & Children

about 1867
Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • William Swank


  • Lavina Berger




  • Male1841–1875Male

  • Martin Swank


  • William B. Swank


  • Edward L. Swank


  • Amos John Swank


+6 More Children

World Events (5)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 22

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Uriah Swank in household of William Swank, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Uriah Swank in entry for Wilfred R. Hauck and Mary Eldera Swank, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Swank, "Find A Grave Index"

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