Margaret A. Schwenk

12 August 1877–3 July 1953 (Age 75)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Margaret A.

When Margaret A. Schwenk was born on 12 August 1877, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles G. Schwank, was 32 and her mother, Marian Burd, was 21. She married William Arthur Speedy on 12 April 1899, in Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Swissvale, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Monessen, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 3 July 1953, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William Arthur Speedy
Margaret A. Schwenk
Marriage: 12 April 1899

Spouse and Children

    William Arthur Speedy



12 April 1899
Pennsylvania, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles G. Schwank


    Marian Burd




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

1 North German: variant of Schwanke .2 South German (mainly Württemberg, Silesia, and Bavaria): from Middle High German swenken ‘to swing or sling’, apparently a nickname, of which the original application cannot now be established.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maggie Swank in household of Charles Swank, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Speedy in household of Charles A Cubbage, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret A Speedy in household of William A Speedy, "United States Census, 1910"

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