Thomas Swaim

(1878 - 1968)

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Thomas Swaim
1878 - 1968
Born
May 6, 1878
Death
March 1968
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Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina 28621
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Thomas Swaim was born on May 6, 1878. He died in March 1968 at age 89. We know that Thomas Swaim had been residing in Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina 28621.
Updated: February 06, 2019
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Thomas Swaim died in March 1968 at 89 years old. He was born on May 6, 1878. There is no information about Thomas's surviving family. We know that Thomas Swaim had been residing in Elkin, Surry County, North Carolina 28621.

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In 1878, in the year that Thomas Swaim was born, on September 12th, Cleopatra's Needle, built in Egypt in 1450 B.C. and transported to England, was erected in London. It had arrived in England on January 21st, having been towed by boat.

In 1894, when he was 16 years old, on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

In 1914, by the time he was 36 years old, in June, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Yugoslavian national. Austria-Hungary delivered an ultimatum to Serbia. Other major powers took sides - and World War I began: Austria declared war on Serbia; Germany on Russia and France; Britain on Germany . . . and on it went until most of the world was embroiled in the war.

In 1921, by the time he was 43 years old, in May, the Emergency Quota Act - or Emergency Immigration Act - was passed. The law restricted the number of immigrants to 357,000 per year. It also established an immigration quota in which only 3 per cent of the total population of any ethnic group already in the USA in 1910, could be admitted to America after 1921. Although the Act was supposed to be temporary, it stayed in effect until 1965.

In 1968, in the year of Thomas Swaim's passing, on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

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