George Swanson

7 May 1851–13 April 1893 (Age 41)
Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Swanson was born on 7 May 1851, in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Swanson, was 42 and his mother, Catharine Munro, was 38. He married Mary Garrety on 21 July 1878, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in West Derby, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 13 April 1893, in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland, at the age of 41, and was buried in Thurso, Caithness, Scotland.

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George Swanson
Mary Garrety
Marriage: 21 July 1878
Catherine M Swanson
Walter Swanson
Annie Swanson
Daniel Swanson
Margaret Mary Swanson

Spouse and Children

21 July 1878
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Catherine M Swanson


    Walter Swanson




    Annie Swanson


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World Events (7)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 3

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 8

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 17

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George M Swanson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • George Swanson in household of James Swanson, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • James Swanson, "Scotland Census, 1871"

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