Mary Swaim

(1769 - 1875)

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Mary Swaim
1769 - 1875
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1769
Berkeley, James, Virginia, USA
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1875
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Mary Swaim was born in 1769 at Berkeley, James, Virginia, USA. She died in 1875 at age 106.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Mary Swaim passed away in 1875 at 106 years of age. She was born in 1769 at Berkeley, James, Virginia, USA. We are unaware of information about Mary's surviving family.

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In 1800, by the time she was 31 years old, Alessandro Volta presented his findings about the first electrical battery, proving that electricity could be generated chemically and debunking the widely held theory that electricity was generated solely by living beings.

In 1831, by the time she was 62 years old, around July 15th, the volcanic island of Graham Island briefly emerged in the Mediterranean Sea. The island was discovered by Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, a British sea captain, on August 1st and claimed by the United Kingdom. The island still exists but is now once again underwater.

In 1854, Mary was 85 years old when on May 30th, the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law. The act created both the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, which would determine for themselves if they would be pro-slavery or free. Both territories allowed slavery but it caused contention within the territories.

In 1860, Mary was 91 years old when on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1875, in the year of Mary Swaim's passing, on February 18th, the Mason County War, also called the Hoodoo War, began. In central Texas, a German-American mob broke into a jail with a battering ram and lynched two suspected cattle rustlers. Thus began a year of vigilante "justice."

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