Virginia Swank

1927–1969 (Age 42)
Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Virginia

When Virginia Swank was born on 25 January 1927, in Atlantic City, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States, her father, Harrison Israel Swank, was 29 and her mother, Ida Ruehama Smith, was 26. She lived in Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died on 2 December 1969, in South Bend, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, at the age of 42.

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Harrison Israel Swank
Ida Ruehama Smith
Ida Elizabeth Swank
Harrison E "Buddy" Swank
Lois Mae Swank
Virginia Swank

Parents & Siblings

  • Harrison Israel Swank


  • Ida Ruehama Smith




  • Ida Elizabeth Swank


  • Harrison E "Buddy" Swank


  • Lois Mae Swank


  • Female1927–1969Female

World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 6

"New Jersey was severely impacted by the Great Depression. In response to the economic woes of the country, President Franklin D Roosevelt issued a series of programs and regulations referred to as the ""New Deal"". One-tenth of the New Jersey population was already using New Deal programs by 1933."

Age 13

New Jersey contributed extensively to help the United States during World War II. Over 9% of all allied war-based construction contracts were handled in New Jersey, including aircraft carriers, battleships, destroyers, and other naval ships. In addition, almost 500,000 New Jersey residents enlisted in the war (roughly 10% of the state's population).

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Virginia Swank in household of Harrison Swank, "United States Census, 1940"

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