Verda E Swank

1905–1992 (Age 87)
Twelve Mile, Cass, Indiana, United States

The Life of Verda E

When Verda E Swank was born on 26 February 1905, in Twelve Mile, Cass, Indiana, United States, her father, John Isaac Swank, was 26 and her mother, Nancy Jane Sullivan, was 23. She married Russell G. Hopkins on 23 February 1929, in Twelve Mile, Cass, Indiana, United States. She lived in Adams Township, Cass, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 April 1992, in Bourbonnais, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87.

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Verda E Swank
Russell G. Hopkins
Marriage: 23 February 1929

Spouse & Children

23 February 1929
Twelve Mile, Cass, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Lester Merl Swank


  • Female1905–1992Female

  • Orel W Swank


  • Everett W. Swank


  • Raymon Frederick Swank


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 1

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Verda Swank in household of John Swank, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Verda Swank in household of John Swank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Verda E. Swank, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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