George B. Swan

13 February 1836–21 February 1913 (Age 77)
Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life of George B.

When George B. Swan was born on 13 February 1836, in Schoharie, New York, United States, his father, Fitch John Swan, was 24 and his mother, Jerusha Bartholomew, was 31. He married Elizabeth Calkins on 4 January 1859, in Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Election District 13, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States in 1900 and Bear Creek Township, Emmet, Michigan, United States in 1910. He died on 21 February 1913, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Girard Township, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George B. Swan
Elizabeth Calkins
Marriage: 4 January 1859
Josephine Swan
Emma Swan
Hattie A. Swan
Effie May Swan
Merill F. or Merit Swan
Ernest Swan
Cora Swan
G. Ray Swan
Nellie Swan

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Calkins


4 January 1859
Union City, Branch, Michigan, United States


    Josephine Swan


    Emma Swan


    Hattie A. Swan


    Effie May Swan


    Merill F. or Merit Swan


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 27

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

George Swan visits New London

"Geo. Swan of Three Rivers, Michigan was a guest of C.H. Knapp a few days last week. He was a resident here about 50 years ago." - New London Record (a newspaper), June 20, 1907.

Sources (3)

  • B George Swan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George B Swan in household of James S Houts, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George Swan, "United States Census, 1870"

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