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William Swaney (1866 - 1956)

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William Swaney
1866 - 1956
Born
1866
Death
1956
Will, Australia
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Will Australia
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William Swaney of Will Australia was born in 1866 to William Ambr Swaney and Mary Ellen Murphy Swaney. William Swaney died at age 90 years old in 1956 in Will.
Updated: September 3, 2013
Biography ID: 144594241

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William Swaney passed away at age 90 years old in 1956 in Will. William Swaney of Will Australia was born in 1866 to William Ambr Swaney and Mary Ellen Murphy Swaney.

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William Swaney lived 18 years longer than the average Swaney family member when he died at the age of 90.
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1866 - 1956 World Events

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In 1866, in the year that William Swaney was born, Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in Germany. During his lifetime he held 355 patents, of which dynamite was the most famous. He also established the Nobel Prizes in his will.

In 1917, he was 51 years old when the NHL (National Hockey League) was established as a response to the demise of the National Hockey Association (NHA). The first superstar of the League was "Phantom" Joe Malone of the Montreal Canadiens, a leading scorer with records that still stand. The Canadiens won the NHL championship over the Senators.

In 1929, when he was 63 years old, on March 4th, Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States. Early in his presidency, the October stock market crash - "Black Tuesday" - occurred, which lead to the Great Depression. None of his economic policies were able to make a dent in the Depression. This lead to one term and the election of Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt winning the 1933 election in a landslide.

In 1930, by the time he was 64 years old, on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1956, in the year of William Swaney's passing, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

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