Stewart Swan

18 November 1880–13 February 1959 (Age 78)
West Benhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Stewart

When Stewart Swan was born on 18 November 1880, in West Benhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Swan, was 24 and his mother, Mary Paton, was 23. He married Isabella Sneddon McLean on 4 May 1900, in West Benhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 13 February 1959, in Harthill, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 78, and was buried in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Stewart Swan
Isabella Sneddon McLean
Marriage: 4 May 1900
Marion Sneddon Swan
Mary Paton Swan
Thomas Swan
John Swan
Isabella McLean Swan
Agnes Swan
Susan Swan
Helen Swan
Christina McLean Swan
Annie Swan
Georgina McLean Swan
Jane Swan
William Swan
Elizabeth Swan

Spouse and Children

4 May 1900
West Benhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 5

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 22

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Stewart Swan, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Stewart Swan, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Stewart Swan, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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