John Daniel Sweeney

11 September 1894–1954 (Age 59)
Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States

The Life of John Daniel

When John Daniel Sweeney was born on 11 September 1894, in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan, United States, his father, Patrick William Sweeney, was 37 and his mother, Dorothy Judge, was 34. He married Marie Josephine Bush on 1 August 1917, in Lucas, Ohio, United States. He lived in Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan Territory, United States in 1910 and Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died in 1954, in Dixboro, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Dixboro, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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John Daniel Sweeney
Marie Josephine Bush
Marriage: 1 August 1917

Spouse and Children


    Marie Josephine Bush


1 August 1917
Lucas, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Patrick William Sweeney


    Dorothy Judge




    Mary Agnes Sweeney


    Thomas Sweeney



    James Patrick Sweeney



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of McSweeney , an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Suibhne ‘son of Suibhne’, a byname meaning ‘pleasant’.2 Americanized form of French Choinière ( see Choiniere ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Daniel Sweeney, "Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919"
  • John Sweeney in household of Patrick W Sweeney, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John D Sweeney in household of Edith H Bush, "United States Census, 1940"

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