Anna Haining Bates (1846 – 1888), was a Canadian woman who had average height Scottish immigrant parents. She stood 7 feet 11 inches (2.41 m) tall. Swan excelled at literature and music and was considered to be very intelligent. She also excelled at her studies of acting, piano, and voice.
Her husband, Martin Van Buren Bates, was also a “giant”, measuring also 7 feet 11 inches.