Owen Sweeney (1861 - 1918)

Owen Sweeney
1861 - 1918
updated February 06, 2019
Owen Sweeney was born c. 1861. He died on October 7, 1918 in New York at 57 years old.
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Owen Sweeney died on October 7, 1918 in New York at age 57. He was born c. 1861. We have no information about Owen's family or relationships.
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In 1861, in the year that Owen Sweeney was born, on March 4th, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States. Winning by a plurality of the popular vote, 39.8% - there were many candidates, Douglas was the strongest - he decisively won the electoral college with 180 votes. He was the first President to emerge from the newly created Republican Party.

In 1878, by the time he was 17 years old, on June 15th, photographer Eadweard Muybridge - at the request of Leland Stanford - produced the first sequence of stop-motion still photographs. Stanford contended that a galloping horse had all four feet off the ground. Only photos of a horse at a gallop would settle the question and, using 12 cameras and a series of photos, Muybridge settled the question: Stanford was right. Muybridge's use of several cameras and stills led to motion pictures.

In 1893, Owen was 32 years old when on May 5th, a crash on the New York Stock Exchange started a depression that lasted 4 years. It was the beginning of the Panic of 1893.

In 1901, he was 40 years old when John Pierpont "J. P." Morgan created U.S. Steel. J.P. Morgan was an American banker and financier who dominated U.S. business at this time. He had previously overseen the creation of General Electric, as well as International Harvester and AT&T. He has been referred to as America's greatest banker. U.S. Steel was the first billion dollar company in the world, worth $1.4 billion in 1901.

In 1918, in the year of Owen Sweeney's passing, on November 1, an elevated train on the Brooklyn line of the subway - driven by an inexperienced operator because of a strike - tried to navigate a turn at 30mph. The limit on the curve was 6 mph. The 2nd and 3rd cars of the 5 car wooden train were badly damaged and at least 93 people were killed, making it the deadliest crash in New York subway history.

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Other Sweeneys

c. 1887 - Jul 8, 1927
c. 1868 - Sep 25, 1928
c. 1865 - Aug 18, 1935
c. 1892 - Dec 30, 1933
c. 1895 - Jun 11, 1942
c. 1905 - Dec 15, 1948
c. 1913 - Jan 13, 1933
c. 1891 - Jan 30, 1891
c. 1826 - Sep 29, 1891
c. 1868 - Feb 4, 1894
c. 1862 - Apr 28, 1893
c. 1869 - Aug 6, 1894
c. 1873 - Sep 15, 1897
c. 1835 - Jun 10, 1899
c. 1849 - Dec 17, 1899
c. 1872 - Dec 11, 1899
c. 1857 - Dec 14, 1899
c. 1823 - Sep 14, 1891
c. 1841 - Nov 4, 1891
c. 1874 - Aug 9, 1896

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c. 1887 - Jul 8, 1927
c. 1868 - Sep 25, 1928
c. 1865 - Aug 18, 1935
c. 1892 - Dec 30, 1933
c. 1895 - Jun 11, 1942
c. 1905 - Dec 15, 1948
c. 1913 - Jan 13, 1933
c. 1891 - Jan 30, 1891
c. 1826 - Sep 29, 1891
c. 1868 - Feb 4, 1894
c. 1862 - Apr 28, 1893
c. 1869 - Aug 6, 1894
c. 1873 - Sep 15, 1897
c. 1835 - Jun 10, 1899
c. 1849 - Dec 17, 1899
c. 1872 - Dec 11, 1899
c. 1857 - Dec 14, 1899
c. 1823 - Sep 14, 1891
c. 1841 - Nov 4, 1891
c. 1874 - Aug 9, 1896
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