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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Family Time Line

George Swanson
1851–1893
Mary Garrety
1855–1922
Marriage: 21 July 1878
Catherine M Swanson
1878–
Walter Swanson
1883–1915
Annie Swanson
1890–
Daniel Swanson
1885–1925
Margaret Mary Swanson
1886–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1878
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Catherine M Swanson

    Female1878–Female

    Walter Swanson

    Male1883–1915Male

    Male1885–1925Male

    Female1886–1967Female

    Annie Swanson

    Female1890–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

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.

Possible Related Names

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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