Virginia Carol Swank

1928–2010 (Age 82)
Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Virginia Carol

When Virginia Carol Swank was born on 4 February 1928, in Danville, Montour, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Percy C. Swank, was 38 and her mother, Laura Catherine Reed, was 37. She died on 4 October 2010, in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 82.

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Virginia Carol Swank
Marlin Kenneth Knouse

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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 13

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schwank or Schwenk .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Virginia C Swank in household of Percy C Swank, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia C Swank in household of Percy C Swank, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virginia Carol Knouse, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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