Alexander Swanson Obituary

Clark County Clipper, August 4, 1927


Alexander Swanson was born October 18, 1863, in Henry County, Illinois.  He was the second son of a family of six children of Mr. and Mrs. John Swanson, of whom Esther, Christina and Joseph are living and Alfred and Alma, preceded him in death.

At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Saline County, Kansas.

In 1875, they moved to McPherson County, Kansas.

At the age of seventeen, he was confirmed and joined the Swedish Lutheran Church in New Gottland, McPherson County, Kansas.

On May 5, 1891, he was united in marriage to Lillie B. Hultqvist.  To this union were born nine children.  All of whom are living and were present at his bedside at the time of his death.

In March, 1912, they moved to Ashland, and the same year, he joined the Presbyterian Church of this city, to which he has been a faithful member.

He departed this life on July 27, 1927, at 12:00 a.m. at the age of sixty-three, nine months, and nine days.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his beloved wife and children, Carl and Mrs. Lillie Newman, both of Laverne, Oklahoma.  Roy, Walter, Myrtle, John, Freda, Edith and Leland, of Ashland.  Ten grandchildren.  Also a host of relatives and friends.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation, to the many friends and neighbors, for the many beautiful flowers and the kind assistance which was given during the sickness and death of our beloved husband, father and brother.

Mrs. Alex Swanson and family.
Carl Swanson and family.
Blaine Newman and family.
Roy Swanson and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swanson.
Joseph E. Swanson and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hultqvist.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 18, 2005.

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