John Merson Swanson

1903–1964 (Age 61)
Windsor, Victoria, Australia

The Life of John Merson

John Merson Swanson was born in 1903 as the son of John William Swanson and Elizabeth Merson. He married Valerie Hetta Margaret Spear in 1940. He died in 1964, in Windsor, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 61.

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John Merson Swanson
Valerie Hetta Margaret Spear
Marriage: 1940

Spouse and Children


    Valerie Hetta Margaret Spear



Parents and Siblings

    John William Swanson


    Elizabeth Merson




World Events (3)


Age 8

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 11

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 15

Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Swedish Svensson or Danish and Norwegian Svensen ( see Svendsen ).2 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Swan .

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

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