Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     ALBERT E. SWAN, who is now engaged in general farming and poultry raising, just north of Riverview, in Douglas county, has heretofore been engaged in the pottery business.  He was born in Oil Springs, Ontario, Canada on September 5, 1863, the son of William E. and Teresa (Stacy) Swan, natives of England.  The parents now live in South Dakota, where the father is engaged in prospecting for oil.  Our subject completed a high school course in Janesville, Wisconsin, then studied in the commercial college, for some time.  After this, he moved to South Dakota, settling in Day county, where he contracted for boring wells.  He was in that county for eighteen years.  It was in 1901, that he moved to Douglas county and bought eighty acres, where he now lives and upon which he has put very valuable improvements.  He has put the land under cultivation and made it very productive.  In addition to this, Mr. Swan is raising poultry and has some very fine Plymouth Rocks and other breeds.  His market is Seattle.
     Mr. Swan is a man of considerable ability and in addition to his farming and poultry raising for commercial benefits, he is conducting an experiment station to ascertain which are the best varieties of grasses and grains for this section of the country and also what kinds of poultry are adapted to the climate.  He has become skilled in this line and is known as one of the leading men of the section.  Mr. Swan has two brothers and three sisters, William W., Harry L., Mrs. Bessie Raynes, Mrs. Charlotte Hogg and Mrs. Nellie Bingham.
     The marriage of our subject and Mrs. Susan J. Mills occurred at Andover, South Dakota, February 5, 1889.  Mrs. Swan is the daughter of William and Sarah (Spring) Mills, natives of Canada and Michigan, respectively and now living in Wenatchee, where the father conducts a mercantile establishment.  Mrs. Swan was born near Grant Park, Illinois on February 7, 1867, and has two brothers and two sisters, Arthur J., William H., Mrs. Carrie L. Stewart and Mrs. Lizzie Collins.
     In South Dakota on June 10, 1897, one child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Swan, Vera Terreasa.  Mr. Swan is a member of the A. O. U. W and he and his wife are adherents of the Methodist church.