Charles Harold Swasey

24 October 1851–16 March 1923 (Age 71)
El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Harold

When Charles Harold Swasey was born on 24 October 1851, in El Dorado, El Dorado, California, United States, his father, Rodney Degrass Swasey, was 18 and his mother, Lura Loretta Scovil, was 19. He married Brighamina Hancena Olsen on 11 August 1878, in Emery, Emery, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 16 March 1923, in Green River, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Swasey Burials, Mona, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Charles Harold Swasey
Brighamina Hancena Olsen
Marriage: 11 August 1878
Charles Andrew Swasey
Minnie Bernice Swasey
Rodney Degrass Swasey
Loretta Belle Swasey
Clod Swasey

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  • Marriage
    11 August 1878Emery, Emery, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 6
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: Anglicized form of an unidentified surname, possibly German Schweitzer or Dutch Swijs, rare patronymic from Wijs ‘wise’ (see Wise ). The surname Swasey is no longer found in Britain. Compare Swayze , Swazey , Sweazy , Sweezey , and Swezey .History: The name was brought to North America by John Swasey, a Quaker who came from England to Salem, MA with two sons, John and Joseph, in or before 1640. Banished from Salem because of his religious beliefs, he moved first to Setauket, Long Island, NY, and subsequently to Southold, Long Island. His son Joseph, who remained in MA and inherited his estate at Salem, kept the surname form Swasey, while John, Jr, adopted the form Swayze.

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

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    Brief account of Mines via GES

    Charles Swasey b 24 Oct 1851 in Eldorado Co, CA. 1/ Married Cena Olsen in Emery, UT. Died 16 Mar 1923. Charlie Swasey had a burro train and hauled to Nebo mines. Eva mine is at the top …

    Sources (21)

    • Chas Swagg in household of Rodney D Swagg, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Charles Sr. Swasey in entry for Loretta Swasey Wood, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Charles Swasey, "United States Census, 1880"

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