Doris Swaim

12 December 1927–2 January 1989 (Age 61)
Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States

The Life of Doris

When Doris Swaim was born on 12 December 1927, in Bluffton, Wells, Indiana, United States, her father, Roger Gorrell Swaim, was 30 and her mother, Celia Morton Andrews, was 30. She married Jack Dean Bennett on 19 May 1951, in Wells, Indiana, United States. She died on 2 January 1989, at the age of 61.

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Jack Dean Bennett
Doris Swaim
Marriage: 19 May 1951

Spouse and Children

    Jack Dean Bennett



19 May 1951
Wells, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Janet Swaim



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 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

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

Sources (3)

  • Doris Swain in household of Roger Swain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Doris Swaine in household of Roger G Swaine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris Swaim, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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