Grace Neola Swanson

15 June 1908–11 August 1985 (Age 77)
Elmdale, Chase, Kansas, United States

The Life of Grace Neola

When Grace Neola Swanson was born on 15 June 1908, in Elmdale, Chase, Kansas, United States, her father, Charles Willard Swanson, was 35 and her mother, Jessie Mae Freeborn, was 23. She married Charles Edward Hipp on 26 July 1931, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Young, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 11 August 1985, in Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Olney, Young, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Hipp
Grace Neola Swanson
Marriage: 26 July 1931
Charlene Mae Hipp
Juanita Joann Hipp

Spouse and Children

26 July 1931
Oklahoma, United States


    Charlene Mae Hipp



Parents and Siblings



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 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 2

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

First woman to be admitted to business school

First woman to be admitted to business school

Sources (3)

  • Grace Swensn in household of C W Swensn, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Grace N Hipps in household of Charles E Hipps, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Swandere in household of Willard Swandere, "United States Census, 1910"

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