Burnis Grace Swander

22 November 1898–1 May 1985 (Age 86)
DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Burnis Grace

When Burnis Grace Swander was born on 22 November 1898, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States, her father, Emery Milton Swander, was 32 and her mother, Matilda Crowel, was 30. She married Homer Ellsworth Ayers on 7 September 1919, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Garrett, Keyser Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1935. She died on 1 May 1985, in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86.

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Homer Ellsworth Ayers
Burnis Grace Swander
Marriage: 7 September 1919
June Ellen Ayers
Norman Ellsworth Ayers
Dorothy E Ayers

Spouse and Children

7 September 1919
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States


    June Ellen Ayers


    Norman Ellsworth Ayers


    Dorothy E Ayers


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 5

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Schwander .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Burnis Ayers in household of Homer Ayers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bernice Ayers in household of Emery E Swander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Burnis Swander in household of Emery Swander, "United States Census, 1910"

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