Vivian Swank

1924–2005 (Age 81)
Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States

The Life of Vivian

When Vivian Swank was born on 15 February 1924, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, her father, Elmer Norman Swank, was 29 and her mother, Eva Blanche Mahan, was 30. She lived in Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States in 2005. She died on 6 May 2005, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 81.

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Elmer Norman Swank
Eva Blanche Mahan
Robert Elmer Swank
Vivian Swank

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 17

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vivian Swank in household of Elmes Swank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vivian Swank in household of Elmer Swank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vivian Swank Pratt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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