Robert Swan Swank

1 September 1902–3 August 1955 (Age 52)
Township 16, Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States

The Life of Robert Swan

When Robert Swan Swank was born on 1 September 1902, in Township 16, Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States, his father, James Clay Swank, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Magdaline Mauldin, was 18. He married Mary Ann Snell on 20 December 1924, in Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dewey Township, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 3 August 1955, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Towner Cemetery, Towner, Kiowa, Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Swan Swank
Mary Ann Snell
Marriage: 20 December 1924
Juanita Belle Swank
James William Swank Sr.

Spouse and Children

20 December 1924
Cheyenne, Roger Mills, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 15

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Swan R Swank in household of James C Swank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert S Swank in household of James C Swank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Swank, "United States Census, 1930"

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