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
Mary A Robertson
Andrew Lee Swain
Laura A Swain
Hallie Dorson Swain
James Christopher Swain
Benjamin Ray Swain
A. Son Swain
William Robert Swain
Edward Swain
Mary Swain
Mattie Swain
Daniel Mack Swain
Calvin W Swain

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Daniel Swain


    Mary A Robertson




    Andrew Lee Swain


    Laura A Swain


    Hallie Dorson Swain



    Benjamin Ray Swain


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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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