Mitchell Anderson Swan

September 1878–1955 (Age 76)
Wentworth, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of Mitchell Anderson

When Mitchell Anderson Swan was born in September 1878, in Wentworth, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, William Swan, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Whidden, was 37. He married Alice Amelia Hue on 10 September 1902, in Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1955. He died in 1955, in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Mitchell Anderson Swan
Alice Amelia Hue
Marriage: 10 September 1902
Marion Archibald Swan
Percy Hue Swan
Louis Swan

Spouse and Children

10 September 1902
Oxford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Marion Archibald Swan


    Percy Hue Swan


    Louis Swan


Parents and Siblings

    William Swan


    Sarah Whidden




    Jessie Swan



    James William Swan




+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 31

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 43

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 67

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 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)

  • Mitchel A. Swan in household of William Swan, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Michel A Swan in household of William Swan, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Mitchell A Swan in entry for John Douglas Fraser and Marion Archibald Swan, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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