Jerome Swindle

15 April 1848–28 April 1930 (Age 82)
Bossier, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Jerome

When Jerome Swindle was born on 15 April 1848, in Bossier, Louisiana, United States, his father, Caleb Swindle, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth A. Jones, was 32. He married Martha Ann Matlock on 29 July 1869, in Bossier, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Bossier City, Bossier, Louisiana, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 1, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 28 April 1930, in Howe, Grayson, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Akers Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Swindle
Martha Ann Matlock
Marriage: 29 July 1869
Elivra Elizabeth "Ella" Swindle
Mary Ann Swindle
Joseph Caleb Swindle
Jerome Jefferson Swindle
Leonard Lee Swindle
Charlie Leroy Swindle
Lelah Estella Swindle
Robert Randall Swindle
Ivy Vera Swindle
Ida Mae Swindle
Minnie Louise Swindle

Spouse and Children

29 July 1869
Bossier, Louisiana, United States


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 2

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
1868 · Louisiana Is Readmitted Into the Union

Age 20

Louisiana was readmitted into the Union.
1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 22

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling Swindell .2 Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Schwind(e)l, a nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German swinde ‘wild’, ‘impetuous’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • J B Swindle, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jerome Swindle in household of Caleb Swindle, "United States Census, 1850"
  • J B Swindle, "United States Census, 1920"

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