Lewis LeRoy Swindell

18 January 1878–26 January 1953 (Age 75)
South Bend, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Lewis LeRoy

When Lewis LeRoy Swindell was born on 18 January 1878, in South Bend, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, Robert Milton Swindell, was 29 and his mother, Mary Lavina Philby, was 17. He married Dora Vanosdol on 2 November 1904. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Topeka Township, Shawnee, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 26 January 1953, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis LeRoy Swindell
Dora Vanosdol
Marriage: 2 November 1904
Robert Orin Swindell
Eunice Swindell
Harold Swindell
Melvin Swindell
June B Swindell

Spouse and Children

2 November 1904


    Robert Orin Swindell


    Eunice Swindell


    Harold Swindell


    Melvin Swindell


    June B Swindell


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Milton Swindell


    Mary Lavina Philby





    Flora Bell Swindell


    Ella Gertrude Swindell


    Milton Robert Swindell


    William Henry Swindell


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 3

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; probably a habitational name from Swindale in Skelton, North Yorkshire, so named from Old English swīn ‘pig’, ‘wild boar’ + dæl ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis L Swindell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy L Swindell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy Swindell, "United States Census, 1920"

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