Ruth Crocker Swain

2 August 1908–23 July 2002 (Age 94)
Frazee, Becker, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Ruth Crocker

When Ruth Crocker Swain was born on 2 August 1908, in Frazee, Becker, Minnesota, United States, her father, Isaac Luther Swain, was 30 and her mother, Mae E Crocker, was 30. She lived in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1910 and Riverside, Okanogan, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 July 2002, in Kent, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 93.

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Isaac Luther Swain
Mae E Crocker
Ruth Crocker Swain
Carroll William Swain

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    Carroll William Swain


World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Women Gain the Right to Vote in Washington

Age 2

On November 8, 1910, Washington became the first state to allow women to vote. This event would lead to the long battle by women in all the states to fight for the right to vote. This would happen 10 years later.
1933 · The Browns Valley Man

Age 25

Just like the Minnesota Woman, The Browns Valley Man are deemed the oldest human remains found in Minnesota. They were found by W. H. Jenson, while he was laying gravel for his driveway, in the Traverse gap in western Minnesota. The remains are believed to be around 9,000 years old.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Swain in household of Isac L Swain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruth C Swain in household of I L Swain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruth Swain in household of Isaac L Swain, "United States Census, 1930"

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