Pearl Marvin Swank

30 April 1872–20 June 1945 (Age 73)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Pearl Marvin

When Pearl Marvin Swank was born on 30 April 1872, in Illinois, United States, his father, Eli Harvey Swank, was 14 and his mother, Harriet Emily Grimes, was 23. He married Nancy Rosella Conn on 10 November 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Houston Township, Smith, Kansas, United States for about 40 years. He died on 20 June 1945, in Gaylord, Smith, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Pearl Marvin Swank
Nancy Rosella Conn
Marriage: 10 November 1895
Lennie G. Swank
Lennie G Swank
Sylvia Swank
Cecil R Swank
Eva P Swank

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1895
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1877 · The First Workers Strike
    Age 5
    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded
    Age 5
    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
    1892 · The Chicago Canal
    Age 20
    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Pearl M Swank, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
    • Perley M Swank, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Pearl Marvin Swank - Published information: death: 20 June 1945; Gaylord, Smith, Kansas, United States

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