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Charles Edward Swan
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1822
Winslow
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1908
Calais
Washington County
Maine, USA

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died in the homestead built by his father in 1836.

"It is given to few men to be so universally honored and respected in his own community as was Dr. Swan.
After a valuable hospital experience in New York City and Boston he settled permanently in Calais, Maine and practiced his profession for more than 60 years." (Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine


We are sorry to learn that Munroe Hill of St. Stephen (Charlotte Co.) got very severely injured on board the steamer "Queen" on Friday last, by the slipping of a dog with a chain and heavy weight attached, which threw a heavy piece of iron across the boat with great force striking Mr. Hill on the temple, inflicting a deep and serious wound. He had been to the islands below for the benefit of his health, and was returning, but little improved when the calamity occurred. He was attended by Dr. SWAN who dressed the wound and made him as comfortable as possible.(Saint John Globe, August 17, 1865)


On Tuesday night several young men belonging to the town proceeded a short distance out on the Old Ridge Road (Charlotte Co.) with a view in engaging in the harmless sport of giving a shivarce to a newly married couple. They halted at Mr. Dinsmore's house and with their guns, they fired four or five rounds using nothing in them than powder. In the last of these rounds, Robert Eills discharged his piece and a person alongside of him fired almost at the same time. Eills fell with his skull fractured, scalp torn and dangerously wounded in the head. Dr. SWAN was immediately sent for, but he died in two hours. There was some powder discovered at the bottom of the wound and the hair was somewhat singed. That it was that result of an accident, no doubt is entertained; but whether from the discharge of a gun in the hands of the deceased or some other party is unknown. Eills was observed to have a very heavy charge of powder in his gun just previous to the last firing. He was the third s/o William Eills and aged about 22 years. - St. Croix Courier
July 20, 1859

He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1844 and received hs degree in medicine there in 1847. H married Mary D., daughter of the Hon. George Downes of Calais and had two daughters who died in infancy. Mrs. Swan died July 9, 1851 and on September 8, 1890, he married Mrs. Minnie N. Horton, daughter of Gilman D. King of Calais. 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Swan (1785 - 1862)
  Hannah Child Swan (1795 - 1869)
 
 Spouses:
  Minerva King Swan (1842 - 1933)
  Mary Danford Downes Swan (1824 - 1851)*
 
 Children:
  Marcia Swan (1851 - 1851)*
  Mary Downes Swan (1851 - 1854)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Child Swan (1817 - 1853)*
  Charles Edward Swan (1822 - 1908)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calais Cemetery
Calais
Washington County
Maine, USA
 
Created by: SusanE
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
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Charles Edward Swan
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