Janet Swan

2 November 1885–6 May 1951 (Age 65)
Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Swan was born on 2 November 1885, in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Swan, was 49 and her mother, Elizabeth Flockhart Watt, was 43. She died on 6 May 1951, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Swan
Elizabeth Flockhart Watt
Margaret Flockhart Watt
Mary Swan
Ann Forbes Swan
Elizabeth Swan
Euphemia Swan
Jemima Swan
James Swan
Mary Swan
Janet Swan

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Swan


    Elizabeth Flockhart Watt




    Margaret Flockhart Watt


    Mary Swan


    Ann Forbes Swan




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World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 5

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 11

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 20

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

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 (1)

  • Janet Swan in household of Thomas Swan, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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