Benjamin Austin Swope

Brief Life History of Benjamin Austin

When Benjamin Austin Swope was born on 7 December 1846, in Henry, Indiana, United States, his father, William M Swope, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Peggy Polly HARVEY, was 20. He married Laura Edith McKinstry on 2 June 1881, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in English Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Iowa Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States in 1925. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 23 April 1926, in English Township, Lucas, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in North English Cemetery, North English, Iowa, Iowa, United States.

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Benjamin Austin Swope
Laura Edith McKinstry
Marriage: 2 June 1881
Rose Millicent Swope
Arthur Herbert Swope
Ross Ellott Swope
Martha Rebecca Swope

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  • B A Swope, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Benjamin A. Swope, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • Benjamine A Swope, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwab .

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

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