Calvin W Swain

5 March 1896–13 May 1953 (Age 57)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Calvin W

When Calvin W Swain was born on 5 March 1896, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Robert Daniel Swain, was 51 and his mother, Mary A Robertson, was 42. He lived in Beat 2, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. In 1953, at the age of 57, his occupation is listed as house painter in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States. He died on 13 May 1953, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Cuba, Sumter, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Daniel Swain
1844–1922
Mary A Robertson
1854–1922
Andrew Lee Swain
1872–1894
Laura A Swain
1874–1880
Hallie Dorson Swain
1875–1935
James Christopher Swain
1875–1957
Benjamin Ray Swain
1879–1932
A. Son Swain
1880–1880
William Robert Swain
1884–1981
Edward Swain
1886–
Mary Swain
1889–
Mattie Swain
1890–1976
Daniel Mack Swain
1891–1963
Calvin W Swain
1896–1953

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Daniel Swain

    Male1844–1922Male

    Mary A Robertson

    Female1854–1922Female

siblings

(12)

    Andrew Lee Swain

    Male1872–1894Male

    Laura A Swain

    Female1874–1880Female

    Hallie Dorson Swain

    Male1875–1935Male

    Male1875–1957Male

    Benjamin Ray Swain

    Male1879–1932Male

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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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 16

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: occupational name for a servant or attendant, from the Middle English word swein ‘servant’ or Old Norse sveinn ‘boy’, ‘servant’. In Old Norse this word is also found as a personal name in the form Sveinn; so in some cases the origin may be patronymic.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McSwain .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Calvin W Swain in household of Robert D Swain, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Warnan Swain in household of Robert D Swain, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Calvin W Swain, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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