Vera B. Swank

1896–1976 (Age 79)
Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vera B.

When Vera B. Swank was born on 26 June 1896, in Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, her father, John Lemuel Swank, was 20 and her mother, Maggie May Thomas, was 18. She married Carl Lawrence on 17 September 1914, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Port Byron Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died on 21 February 1976, in Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling Township, Whiteside, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vera B. Swank
Carl Lawrence
Marriage: 17 September 1914
Velma Irene Lawrence
Ruth Christina Lawrence
Esther L. Lawrence

Spouse & Children

  • Female1896–1976Female

  • Carl Lawrence


17 September 1914
Rock Island, Illinois, United States


  • Velma Irene Lawrence


  • Ruth Christina Lawrence


  • Esther L. Lawrence


Parents & Siblings

  • John Lemuel Swank


  • Maggie May Thomas




  • Female1896–1976Female

  • Female1898–1978Female

  • Ruth Viola Swank


  • Grace Elizabeth Swank


  • Helen Aletha Swank


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vera B Lawrence in household of Carl Lawrence, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera Swank in household of John Swank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Verra Swank in household of John L Swank, "United States Census, 1900"

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