John W Sweeny (1909 - 1983)

John W Sweeny
1909 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
John W Sweeny was born on April 14, 1909. He died on July 16, 1983 at 74 years old. We know that John W Sweeny had been residing in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

John W Sweeny Biography

Vital facts & highlights of John's life to share with the world.

John W Sweeny
Most commonly known name
Male
Gender
John
First name
W
Middle name
Sweeny
Last name(s)
Unknown
Nickname(s) or aliases
Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501
Last known residence
John Sweeny was born on
Birth
John Sweeny died on
Death
John Sweeny was born on
John Sweeny died on
Birth
Death
There is no cause of death listed for John.
Cause of death
Eagle Point National Cemetery Section A Site 1060, 2763 Riley Road, in Eagle Point, Oregon 97524
Burial / Funeral
Unknown
Obituary

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is John's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown

Religion

Unknown. Was John a religious man?

Education

Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend?

Professions

Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of John's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Navy
Rank attained: LCDR
Wars/Conflicts: World War Ii, Korea

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different John Sweeny?
View other bios of people named John Sweeny
Back to Top

John W Sweeny Family Tree

John's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Sweeny family tree.

John's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
John W Sweeny
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Share Memories about John

What do you remember about John W Sweeny? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that John is remembered.

John Sweeny Obituary

This obit of John W Sweeny is maintained by John's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

John W Sweeny passed away on July 16, 1983 at age 74. He was buried in Eagle Point National Cemetery Section A Site 1060, Eagle Point, Oregon. He was born on April 14, 1909. There is no information about John's surviving family. We know that John W Sweeny had been residing in Medford, Jackson County, Oregon 97501.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of John W Sweeny

1909 - 1983 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during John's lifetime

In 1909, in the year that John W Sweeny was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1915, he was merely 6 years old when Audrey Munson, playing a model for a sculptor in the film "Inspiration", became the first actress to shed her clothes on screen. Fearing that banning the film would mean that censors would also have to "ban Renaissance art" the film was released, with Munson in the nude scenes and a stand-in doing the acting. (Munson had previously been "America's First Supermodel" and posed nude as the model for many famous artworks.) The film was a hit with audiences.

In 1924, John was only 15 years old when on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

In 1978, by the time he was 69 years old, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

In 1983, in the year of John W Sweeny's passing, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

Other Biographies

Other John Sweenies

c. 1875 - May 9, 1915
c. 1905 - Unknown
c. 1899 - Unknown
c. 1907 - Unknown
c. 1910 - Unknown
c. 1918 - Unknown
c. 1914 - Unknown
c. 1921 - Unknown
c. 1900 - Unknown
c. 1920 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
May 10, 1920 - Oct 2, 1974
Feb 3, 1918 - Mar 10, 2007
Dec 31, 1969 - Apr 14, 1971
Unknown - May 20, 1912
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Unknown - Dec 31, 1969
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown

Other Sweenies

Jul 21, 1949 - May 18, 2008
Aug 4, 1887 - April 1979
Nov 18, 1911 - June 1982
Oct 9, 1908 - May 1984
Sep 7, 1915 - September 1976
Oct 17, 1892 - August 1967
Oct 6, 1921 - Apr 17, 1996
Feb 6, 1920 - Mar 30, 1989
Mar 22, 1912 - January 1979
Jan 15, 1916 - June 1973
Sep 13, 1904 - August 1982
Sep 14, 1904 - Oct 4, 1987
May 26, 1912 - Aug 27, 2007
Aug 23, 1902 - March 1984
Jun 14, 1922 - May 13, 2001
Apr 3, 1924 - Mar 7, 2006
Mar 18, 1911 - May 1978
Aug 2, 1901 - May 1970
May 20, 1892 - December 1971
Apr 1, 1890 - May 1986

Other Bios

Feb 16, 1925 - August 1974
May 16, 1932 - Dec 4, 1993
Dec 5, 1908 - Aug 22, 1992
Jun 1, 1916 - Jan 20, 2000
May 14, 1913 - November 1984
Sep 29, 1905 - April 1972
Mar 8, 1912 - May 6, 1988
Oct 26, 1932 - November 1986
Mar 3, 1910 - May 1974
Feb 3, 1907 - Mar 13, 1994
Nov 16, 1907 - January 1987
Feb 17, 1937 - May 1990
Sep 17, 1921 - February 1985
Dec 17, 1916 - Sep 8, 2007
Dec 28, 1914 - Mar 1, 1994
Apr 26, 1916 - Jul 30, 1996
Oct 20, 1910 - September 1975
Dec 28, 1904 - December 1978
Dec 16, 1921 - Sep 11, 1986
Apr 27, 1913 - Aug 12, 1990
Success Stories from Biographies like John W Sweeny
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories & family history at AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing the faces of family for the first time, to connecting unknown and lost relatives.

These stories will warm your heart. Are you inspired to share photos and biographies of the people from your past?