Leroy Swain

9 September 1894–February 1985 (Age 90)
Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of Leroy

When Leroy Swain was born on 9 September 1894, in Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, George Wingate Swain, was 26 and his mother, Amanda Bosmon, was 24. He married Sallie Raughley on 21 June 1915, in Viola, Kent, Delaware, United States. He died in February 1985, in Felton, Kent, Delaware, United States, at the age of 90.

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Leroy Swain
Sallie Raughley
Marriage: 21 June 1915

Spouse and Children

21 June 1915
Viola, Kent, Delaware, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Wingate Swain


    Amanda Bosmon




    Sallie M. Swain




    Cora Carter Swain


    Edna Swain


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.
1910 · Battleship USS Delaware Commissioned

Age 16

"The USS Delaware was commissioned on November 10, 1910. This was ship number six that had been named after the """"first state."""" It was top of the line but during WWI never saw battle."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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