Gordon Sweet

11 April 1897–4 May 1955 (Age 58)
South Alton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Gordon

When Gordon Sweet was born on 11 April 1897, in South Alton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, George Henry Sweet, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Hannah McDow, was 29. He married Lillian Irene Snow about 1930, in Nova Scotia, Canada. He lived in Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1911. He died on 4 May 1955, in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 58, and was buried in Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Gordon Sweet
Lillian Irene Snow
Marriage: about 1930

Spouse and Children

about 1930
Nova Scotia, Canada

Parents and Siblings



World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 12

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

Age 24

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

Age 48

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

1 English (most common in the West Country): nickname from Middle English swete ‘sweet’, ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’. The Old English bynames Swēt(a) (masculine) and Swēte (feminine) derived from this word survived into the early Middle English period, and may also be sources of the surname.2 Translation of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess .3 In New England, a translation of French Ledoux .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gordon Sweet in household of James Sweet, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Gordon Sweet, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Gordon Sweet, "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957"

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