Virginia Jean Swank

1933–2005 (Age 71)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Virginia Jean

When Virginia Jean Swank was born on 8 June 1933, in Virginia, United States, her father, George Dexter Swank, was 25 and her mother, Margaret Jane Giddins, was 20. She had at least 1 son with Fletcher James King. She lived in Browns Store Magisterial District, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 24 February 2005, in Victoria, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Kenbridge, Lunenburg, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Virginia Jean Swank
Fletcher James King
Melvin Wallace King

Spouse & Children



  • Melvin Wallace King


Parents & Siblings

  • George Dexter Swank


  • Margaret Jane Giddins




  • Female1933–2005Female

  • Lois Swank


  • Jane A Swank


World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington

Age 8

The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 22

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Virginia Swank in household of Swank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Jean Swank in entry for Richard Charles Hill and Nancy Lynn King, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Virginia Swank King, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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