Percy Ellis Sweet

31 July 1879–28 December 1953 (Age 74)
Sugar Grove, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Percy Ellis

When Percy Ellis Sweet was born on 31 July 1879, in Sugar Grove, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Levi S Sweet, was 29 and his mother, Ellen J Ellis, was 28. He had at least 2 sons with Satie C Sweet. He lived in Conewango Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Pleasant Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 28 December 1953, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Russell, Pine Grove Township, Warren, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Percy Ellis Sweet
Satie C Sweet
Edward J Sweet
Lee Sweet

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    Edward J Sweet


    Lee Sweet


Parents and Siblings

    Levi S Sweet


    Ellen J Ellis




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Percy E Sweet, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Percy E Sweet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Percy Sweet, "United States Census, 1920"

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