Mary Elizabeth Schwartz

13 September 1913–14 August 2009 (Age 95)
Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Schwartz was born on 13 September 1913, in Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edward Schwartz, was 35 and her mother, Susan Maud Page, was 34. She married Walter Gahm on 22 August 1932. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 14 August 2009, in Loves Park, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Walter Gahm
Mary Elizabeth Schwartz
Marriage: 22 August 1932
Edward Gahm
Evelyn Marie Gahm
Marlene Elizabeth Gahm

Spouse and Children

22 August 1932


Parents and Siblings


    Susan Maud Page




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · Minimum Wage Laws Passed

Age 6

The first minimum wage law took effect in 1919 and specified women and children under 17 years of age should be paid 22 cents per hour.

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for someone with black hair or a dark complexion, from Middle High German swarz, German schwarz, Yiddish shvarts ‘dark’, ‘black’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Swartz in household of Edward Swartz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary E Schwartz in household of Edward Schwartz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Gahm in household of Walter Gahm, "United States Census, 1940"

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