Vernon Andrew Swank

1896–1972 (Age 75)
Gordon, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Vernon Andrew

When Vernon Andrew Swank was born on 26 October 1896, in Gordon, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, John Wesley Swank, was 24 and his mother, Leatha Maud Brown, was 21. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 8 July 1972, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall, Texas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 5

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vernon Swank in household of John Swank, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vernon Swank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vernon A Swank in household of John W Swank, "United States Census, 1910"

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