Amanda G Swensen

May 1881–21 October 1937 (Age 56)
Iron River, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Amanda G

When Amanda G Swensen was born in May 1881, in Iron River, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Andreas Kittel Swenson, was 23 and her mother, Lena Benson, was 22. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Thomas Hugh McAllister. She lived in Drummond, Bayfield, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Iron River, Bayfield, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1910. She died on 21 October 1937, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Hugh McAllister
Amanda G Swensen
Everett Jonathon McAllister
Doris May McAllister
Patricia A Mcallister

Spouse and Children




    Doris May McAllister


    Patricia A Mcallister


Parents and Siblings

    Andreas Kittel Swenson


    Lena Benson




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 15

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Norwegian and Danish Svensen, a variant of Svendsen .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda G Swanson in household of Andrew Swanson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Amanda G Mc Allister in household of Thomas H Mc Allister, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amanda Mcallister in household of Thomas H Mcallister, "United States Census, 1920"

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