Family Names of Calvert (Caplin Bay), Newfoundland

 
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Family: John Joseph Swain / Elizabeth Amalda Rhodes (F538)

m. 2 May 1900


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  • Father | Male
    John Joseph "Jeffers" Swain

    Born  7 Apr 1859  Caplin Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Sep 1932  Calvert, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  Abt 9 Sep 1932  Holy Trinity RC Cemetery, Ferryland, Ferryland District, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  2 May 1900  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Harriett A. Doran | F1408 
    Married  15 Sep 1912  Holy Trinity RC Parish, Ferryland, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Joseph Swain | F19 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Anne Power | F19 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Amalda Rhodes

    Born  15 Jun 1874  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  17 Mar 1907  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father  Joseph Rhodes | F461 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary | F461 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Clifford Swain

    Born  29 Nov 1900  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Nov 1964  Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Bridget Swain | F9 
    Married     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Marriage Record: John Joseph Swain, 41, r.Victoria, b.St. John, NF, bachelor, fireman, RC, s.o. Joseph Swain & Anna Powers mar Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rhodes, 24, r. & b.Victoria, RC, d.o. Joe & Mary Rhodes, 2 May 1900 at Victoria.

    Census:
    • 1901 Census - Victoria City, British Colombia - 37 Fort St. - 06/34/15 Swain, John, m, head, m, 7 Apr 1854, 43, NF, to Can: 1889, RC, Farmer.

      1901 Census - Victoria City, British Colombia - 37 Fort St. - 06/34/16 Swain, Lizzie, f, wife, m, 15 Jun 1874, 26, BC, RC.

      1901 Census - Victoria City, British Colombia - 37 Fort St. - 06/34/17 Swain, Clifford, m, son, s, 29 Jun 1900, -, BC, RC. ??Rems: BRI: Dob entered as 29 Nov 1900. The census lists month as Jun.

      The confusion over John's birth date and age continued into the transcribed copy of Victoria City 1901 Census records. It shows that John was born 17 Apr 1854. I looked at the original census page, and it clearly states that John was born on 7 April 1854. However, the age is shown as 43, which doesn't make sense. That would compute to a birth year of 1857/1858, not 1854. I am lead to conclude that he was likely born on April 7 1859, since his sister, Margaret, was baptised in July 1858.

      It is also interesting to note that John said his "Racial or Tribal Origin" was Irish. This lends support to family lore that Robert Swain (his grandfather) was from Ireland. John's wife, Lizzie, gave her origin as German. Their son Clifford's origin is also given as Irish, indicating that the enumerator was using the paternal line as the origin noted in the census.
    • 1911 Census of Canada
      In the 1911 Canadian census, John and his son Clifford are shown as lodgers with a family named Redpath. Again John's age has changed, with his birth date given as Apr. 1864 and his age as 49, which still again doesn't calculate properly. John's occupation is given as carpenter.

      Swain Clifford M Lodger S Nov 1900 11
      Swain John M Lodger W Apr 1864 49


  

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