Gloria Louisa Swanson

25 May 1921–29 August 2013 (Age 92)
Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States

The Life of Gloria Louisa

When Gloria Louisa Swanson was born on 25 May 1921, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, her father, Carl August Swanson, was 51 and her mother, Mary Louise Rousseau, was 39. She married Julian Joseph Schmidt on 8 July 1939, in Hardin, Big Horn, Montana, United States. She lived in Ahtanum, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1930. She died on 29 August 2013, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Julian Joseph Schmidt
Gloria Louisa Swanson
Marriage: 8 July 1939

Spouse and Children

8 July 1939
Hardin, Big Horn, Montana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Clarence August Swanson


    Florentine Edwin Swanson


    Ida Elizabeth Swanson


    Carl Albin Swanson


    Stella May Swanson


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 19

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 24

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gloria L Swanson in household of Carl O Swanson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gloria Louisa Swanson, "Washington, County Birth Registers, 1873-1965"
  • Gloria Swanson, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

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