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Friday, March 13, 2015

SWANN, Harvey and Hazel

Hazel Gertrude SWANN, Harvey Julian SWANN
The back of this portrait is labeled: "Harvey Julian SWAN (6 yr 3 mo), Hazel Gertrude SWAN (2 yr 1 mo)" and there is no indication of location.

However, research finds that the photo had to have been taken in March 1890 in Salem Massachusetts. The siblings were found on census records there.

These are two of the three children of William A. Swann and Ella A. Hutchinson.



1900 Census - Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, 35 Broad Street
SWANN, William A., head, 43, Apr 1857, born in Ohio, tailor
SWANN, Ella A., wife, 44, Jan 1856, born in Maine
SWANN, Harvey J., son, Dec 1884, born in Mass.
SWANN, Hazel G., daughter, Feb 1888, Mass.
SWANN, Camden, son, Feb 1890, Mass.


1910 Census, Amherst, New Hampshire
SWANN, William A., head, 53, fruit and pigeons
SWANN, Ella A., wife, 54
SWANN, Hazel G., daughter, 21
SWANN, Camden J., son, 19

Harvey attended Brown University in Providence RI, class of 1905, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Germanic and Romance Languages and Literatures.
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Harvey married Mary Dean SCOTT in Sep 1911.

He traveled at least three times to France, and published at least one book in 1918; "French Terminologies in the Making; Conscious Contributions to the Vocabulary".

On his WWII draft registration card, he indicated that he lived in Brooklyn NY and was employed by the NYC Board of Education, working at Boys High School in Brooklyn (photo at left.)

Harvey appears to have died in Oct 1951 of carbon-monoxide poisoning. The following appeard in "The Kingston Daily Freeman" (Kingston, NY) on 19 Oct 1951.

Youngest brother (not in the photo), Camden John Swann, married Ethel Jessie Lewis in 1912. He moved back to Salem Massachusetts and worked at a leather company.

It is unknown what became of Hazel. She disappears after the 1910 Census.

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