Faye Arlene Swyers

13 November 1941–14 October 2008 (Age 66)
Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States

The Life of Faye Arlene

When Faye Arlene Swyers was born on 13 November 1941, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, her father, Gerald Denzel "Terry" Swyers, was 30 and her mother, Jennie McKnight, was 20. She died on 14 October 2008, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Hurricane, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gerald Denzel "Terry" Swyers
Jennie McKnight
Faye Arlene Swyers
Terry Otis Swyers

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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1942 · The Topaz War Relocation Center

Age 1

The Topaz War Relocation Center, also known as the Central The Topaz War Relocation Center was an internment camp which housed Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans as a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, ordering people of Japanese ancestry to be incarcerated in relocation centers, like Topaz, during World War II. The camp was opened in September 1942 and closed in October 1945. In 1983, Jane Beckworth founded the Topaz Museum Board, and in 2014, a museum was erected in Delta showcasing artworks created at Topaz. The museum became a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2007.

Age 19

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English (Dorset): variant of Swire .

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

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Story Highlight

Terry’s sister

Faye is my husband’s older sister. She was always an awesome sister-in-law to me. I loved her like a sister. We moved from the army base of Fort Ord, California, in 1976 or 1977 to San D …

Sources (3)

  • Faye Arlene Swyers, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"
  • Faye Arlene Swyers, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"
  • Faye Barton in entry for Terry O Swyers Jr, "ObitsUtah Obituary Index"

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