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Lillian Rose Kegley 

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George Washington Kegley Jr
2/18/1836 - 5/4/1917


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Lillian Rose Kegley
3/18/1873 - 4/20/1945
(Shown at age 67)
Lillian Rose Kegley was born on March 18, 1873 in Tasewell County, Virginia and died on April 20, 1945 in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She lived to be 72 years old.

She went by her middle name Rose. She moved to Nebraska in 1880 and married John Warren Swindle on December 17, 1891.

Stella F. Swindle
John L. Swindle
Harvey W. Swindle
Francis L. Swindle
George L. Swindle

note: all sons changed the spelling of their names from Swindle to Swindel.
Census1/1/1900 Weeping Water NE ( Cass County) 26 yrs old 
96, 98 - John W. Swindle (age 33 -Jun 1866), Lillian R. Swindle (27 - Mar 1873), Stella Swindle (7 - Aug 1892), John L. Swindle (5- Jun 1894) and Harvey W. Swindle (2 -Sep 1897). John was born in NE, his father in TN and mother in IN. John is a butcher. Lillian was born in VA, as were her parents. John and Lillian have be married 9 years (1891). 
Census4/18/1910 Weeping Water Ward 1, NE (Cass County) 37 yrs old 
# 29 - J. W. Swindle (age 43), Lillian R. Swindle (37), Stella F. Swindle (17), John L. Swindle (15), Harvey W. Swindle (12), Francis L. Swindle (4) and George L. Swindle (2). All were born in NE, ect. Lillian born in VA. J.W. and Lillian were married at age 18, they have 5 children. J. a butcher.  
Census1/1/1920 Weeping Water NE (Cass County) 46 yrs old 
#157, #162 - John W. Swindle (age 53) Lillian R. Swindle (46), Harvey W. Swindle (22), Flowell Swindle (13) and G. Lester Swindle (12). John was born in NE, his father in TN and mother in IN. Lillian was born in VA, her father in TN and mother in VA. All children in NE. They own their home, John is a butcher.  
Census1/1/1930 Lincoln NE (Lancaster County) 56 yrs old 
Lillian R. Swindle (age 57)and George L. Swindle (22). Lillian was born in VA, her father in TN and mother in VA. Lillian is a widow. George was born in Nebraska. He is a musician.  
Census1/1/1940 Lincoln NE ( Lancaster County) 66 yrs old 
# 535, #238 - Lillian R. Swindle (age 65) She was born in VA, her father in TN and mother in VA. Lillian is a widow.  

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4 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
6 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
16 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
22 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
24 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
27 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
27 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
28 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
29 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
30 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
31 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
33 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
33 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
33 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
39 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
40 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
41 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
50 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
50 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
51 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
53 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
54 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
55 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
63 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
65 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
9 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
12 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
35 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
39 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
40 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
44 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
46 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
65 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
66 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
68 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
1 1874 Arbor Day becomes an official state holiday. Groups all over the state observe the day by planting a tree.
2 1875 Thousands of buffalo still roamed Nebraska as late as 1875. One story about a local event says " seven buffaloes were in town, having a red-hot time. One of them effected an entrance into the dining-room of Rumsey's hotel, and broke several chairs in attempting to sit down at the table to make a square meal of antelope steak. Getting his back up at the toughness of the steak, he overturned a table and smashed the crockery ware."
12 1885 The legislature designates Nebraska as the "Tree Planters State" - which had wide appeal due to the barrenness of the treeless plains.
17 1890 Medicine shows travel allover Nebraska in the late 1800s offering cheap entertainment and bottled cure-alls. Traveling by wagon, the show would arrive in town, set up large tents, and begin a two-week run. Shows consisted of vaudeville-like skits, songs, and dance numbers. Between each part of the program, salesmen traveled the aisles, selling the bottled medicine.
33 1906 The first Nebraska automobile license plates are purchased following passage of a law that requires each vehicle to be registered with the Secretary of State. A total of 571 owners register their vehicles.
35 1908 A total of 4,200 automobiles have been registered with the Secretary of State.
45 1918 Cases of the "flu" appeared in Lincoln and Omaha as early as September, and rapidly spread across the state. The disease came on suddenly, with a fever and profuse perspiration. Soon the victim was overcome by weakness. Death often came within 24 hours. As the flu spread, doctors and nurses were in short supply. By October, the Nebraska State Board of Health issued an order closing public meetings, schools, churches, theaters, and all kinds of entertainment. Mail carriers continued on their rounds, but wore white face masks for protection. After three weeks, the schools were reopened. Teachers and pupils were required to wear masks. The epidemic was deadly. In Omaha alone there were 974 deaths between October 5 and December 31. Merchants sustained heavy losses from light Christmas trade. The "Spanish influenza" of 1918 brought sorrow and suffering to almost every Nebraska community.
72 1945 Nebraska becomes known as the "Cornhusker State".
2 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
3 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
36 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
37 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
54 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
56 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
57 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
59 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
60 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
61 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
61 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
62 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
66 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
70 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
71 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
72 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
36 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
41 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
44 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
46 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
47 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
65 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
66 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
72 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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John and Rose
John and Rose
The Swindle family
The Swindle family

John Swindle
Born on June 2, 1866 and died on January 8, 1930.
They were married 12/17/1891.

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The Children of Lillian Rose Kegley

18 years old
Estella F. Swindle
Born in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska on an unknown day in August 1892 and died in an unknown location on an unknown day in August 1992. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

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16 years old
John L. Swindle
Born in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska on an unknown day in June 1894 and died in an unknown location on an unknown day in June 1994. Actual dates are unknown and those shown are estimated.

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23 years old
Harvey W. Swindle
Born in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska on an unknown day in September 1897 and died in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska on June 7, 1965. He was about 67 years old.

Called Uncle "Hap"...
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34 years old
Francis Lowell Swindle
Born in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska about 1906 and died somewhere in Nebraska about 1951. He was about 45 years old.

Lowell married Laura. He later married Thelma....
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28 years old
George Lester Swindel
Born in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska on May 23, 1907 and died in New York, New York on January 5, 1960. He was 52 years old.

He was called "Joe". He changed the spelling of Swindle to Swindel. He married Kay Antonucci and they had one daughter, Lillian.

Joe played the clarinet and saxophone with many bands during h...
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