Enoch David Swaim

Male24 June 1881–11 February 1933

Brief Life History of Enoch David

When Enoch David Swaim was born on 24 June 1881, in North Carolina, United States, his father, James Lewis Swaim, was 24 and his mother, Nancy Clark Holleman, was 34. He married Mary Elizabeth Phifer on 26 October 1910, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cool Spring Township, Iredell, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 11 February 1933, in Edwards Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Enoch David Swaim
Mary Elizabeth Phifer
Marriage: 26 October 1910
James Robert Swaim
William Henry Swaim
Charles Ervin Swaim
David Benjamin Swaim
Paul Edward Swaim
Marvin Enoch Swaim
Nonnie Mae Swaim

Sources (48)

  • Enoch David Swain in entry for David Benjamin Swain, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Enoch Swaim in household of Thomas T Whitley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E D Swain in entry for Robert Swain and Juanita Mathews, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1910Iredell, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (4)

    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.


    Age 5

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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

    Americanized form of Dutch Sweem . Compare Swim and Swims .

    History: The surname Swaim was adopted in the late 17th century by the Dutch Barentse (or, according to other sources, Van Pelt) family in Staten Island, NY. The family legend says that it is an acronym for Sworn to Withhold Allegiance from Invading Monarchy, the slogan of a Dutch resistance group in New Netherlands.

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

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