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George Lester Swindel 

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John Warren Swindle
6/2/1866 - 1/8/1930

Lillian Rose Kegley
3/18/1873 - 4/20/1945
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George Lester Swindel
5/23/1907 - 1/5/1960
(Shown at age 28)
George Lester Swindel was born on May 23, 1907 in Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska and died on January 5, 1960 in New York, New York. He lived to be 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 his career and also gave music lessons. When he died he was employed at the Empire State Building in New York City.
Census4/18/1910 Weeping Water Ward 1, NE (Cass County) 2 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) 12 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) 22 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 New York NY (New York County) 32 yrs old 
362 -Lodgers -line 4 -George L Swindel (age 33)Birthplace: Nebraska,married; line 5 -Kathryn Swindel (27) Birthplace:Youngstown, Ohio, married;
down the page on line 26 - Lillian M. Swindel (7) born in Brooklyn, NY.
Address Street: West 55th Street New York, New York,  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/5/1960 Long Island National Cemetery NY  52 yrs old 
Birth: May 23, 1907 Death: Jan. 5, 1960 Inscription: US ARMY PFC WW II Burial: Long Island National Cemetery Farmingdale Suffolk County New York, USA Plot: S 0 582  

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5 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
6 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
7 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
16 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
16 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
17 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
19 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
20 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
21 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
29 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
31 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
39 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
40 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
44 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
45 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
50 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
53 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
1 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
5 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
6 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
10 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.
12 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
31 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
32 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
34 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.
43 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
48 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
53 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
1 1908 A total of 4,200 automobiles have been registered with the Secretary of State.
11 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.
38 1945 Nebraska becomes known as the "Cornhusker State".
2 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
3 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.
20 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
22 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
23 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
25 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
26 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!
27 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.
27 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
28 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
32 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
36 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.
37 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
38 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
47 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
2 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
7 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.
10 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
12 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
13 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.
31 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
32 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.
38 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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The Swindle Children
The Swindle Children
George, Stella and Lowell
George, Stella and Lowell
The Swindle family
The Swindle family
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Kathryn 'Kay' Antonucci / George
Born on February 23, 1914 and died on October 10, 1982
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Lillian Marie Swindel
Born in Brooklyn, New York on September 30, 1932 and died somewhere in Oregon on April 5, 1994. She was 61 years old.

She married Rod Quinn....
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