Francis Harold Swallow

Brief Life History of Francis Harold

When Francis Harold Swallow was born on 16 January 1913, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Cecil Raymond Swallow, was 24 and his mother, Emma Elizabeth Berkebile, was 19. He married Emma Ruth Zwick on 15 May 1940, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States. He lived in Indiana, Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920 and Shade Township, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 23 December 1985, in Central City, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Francis Harold Swallow
Emma Ruth Zwick
Marriage: 15 May 1940

Sources (3)

  • Francis Swallow in household of Cyrus Rager, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Francis Harold Swallow, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Francis Swallow in household of Emma E Swallow, "United States Census, 1920"

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Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire):

from Middle English swal(e)we, swalu ‘swallow’ (Old English swealwe), hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble the bird, perhaps in swiftness and grace.

habitational name from Swallow (Lincolnshire), probably from a lost river name, perhaps derived from a word related to the Indo-European root swel- ‘burn, shine’.

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

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