Lyman Johnson Swett

26 September 1834–20 July 1907 (Age 72)
Errol, Coos, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Lyman Johnson

When Lyman Johnson Swett was born on 26 September 1834, in Errol, Coos, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Luther Swett, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Corina Elmer, was 21. He married Elizabeth Ellen Langston on 24 July 1877, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Fremont, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Payson, Utah, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 20 July 1907, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rock Point Cemetery, Maeser, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Lyman Johnson Swett
Elizabeth Ellen Langston
Marriage: 24 July 1877
James Lyman Swett
Luther John Swett
Mary Ellen Swett
George Heber Swett
Franklin Swett
Ursula Ann Swett
Sarah Elizabeth Swett
Oscar Swett
Alma Thomas Swett
Edna Jane Swett
Elmer Isaac Swett
Hyrum Swett
Lyman Wesley Swett

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  • Marriage
    24 July 1877Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 22
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of English Sweet . This surname is also found in Chile, where it is at least in part of North American origin.Americanized (possibly shortened) form of an unidentified eastern Ashkenazic surname.Americanized form of Polish Szwed .

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

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    Sources (49)

    • Lyman Swett in entry for Ursula Ann Curtis, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Lyman Williams in household of Richard Williams, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Lyman J Swett in entry for Seaphus W Curtis and Ursula Lewis, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"

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