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
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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