Altha Melvina Schwalm

11 September 1895–3 July 1985 (Age 89)
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Altha Melvina

When Altha Melvina Schwalm was born on 11 September 1895, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Swalm, was 33 and her mother, Ella Ann Smith, was 32. She married William or Bill Andrew Heatherington on 19 January 1923, in Alliston, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Ontario, Canada in 1895 and York, York, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died on 3 July 1985, at the age of 89.

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William or Bill Andrew Heatherington
Altha Melvina Schwalm
Marriage: 19 January 1923
Marjorie Lorraine Heatherington

Spouse and Children

19 January 1923
Alliston, New Tecumseth, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


    Marjorie Lorraine Heatherington


Parents and Siblings


    Ella Ann Smith




+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 11

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 39

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 48

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name from Schwalm in Hesse, the name of a district and of a river. 2. alternatively, the Middle High German word swalm ‘swarm of bees’ might lie behind the surname, possibly denoting a beekeeper.

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

Sources (3)

  • Altha M Schwalm in household of Ellen Schwalm, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Altha Salwelm in entry for Marjorie Hetherington, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Altha Melvina Schwalm, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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