George Swanson

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

The Life Summary 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, Catherine Munro, was 37. 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 1878Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

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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

    Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Nils, Nels, Sven, Lars, Thor, Helmer, Iver, Alf, Astrid, Eskil, Hilmer.Americanized form of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and North German Svensson , and Norwegian and Danish Svensen or Svendsen , cognates of 1.Scottish (Caithness) and English: from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Swan, an Anglicized form of Old Norse Sveinn (from sveinn ‘lad’), + -son. In northern England, Middle English Swanson was in fact an occasional variant of Swainson . In some cases the name may also arise from Middle English swan(e), swon(e) ‘swineherd, peasant, male servant’ (Old English swān) + -son, but this is unlikely to be the usual origin. See Swan .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Svensson

    Sources (4)

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

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