Edward P. Swanson

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Oct 1876 in , , , Sweden

Died: 1942

Father: Peter Swanson (1851 – ?)

Mother: Petronella "Nellie" Eliason (1847 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes name (Edward Swanson).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes name (Edward Swanson).

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, household 140

Comment: Source includes name (Edward P. Swanson).

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 14, family 86

Comment: Source includes name (Edward <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, family 65

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source includes name (Edward [Swanson]).

marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962: Gravestone for Edward (1942) and Betsy M. (1962) Swanson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 1 May 2018), memorial IDs 20773065 (Edward) and 20773032 (Betsy), photograph uploaded 3 Aug 2007 to both memorials; citing “Sumner Cemetery (Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes name (Edward Swanson).

obituary-betty-swanson-1962: Obituary for Betty Marie Swanson (1962); “Mrs. E. P. Swanson Dies at Puyallup,” unknown newspaper (unknown location), 28 Jul 1962 (Saturday), page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source includes name (Edward P. Swanson).

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birth

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, household 140

Comment: Source includes age (63) and location (Sweden). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1876 to 1 Apr 1877.

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 14, family 86

Comment: Source includes age (8) and location (Sweden). Using the official census date of 1 May 1885 gives a birth date range from 2 May 1876 to 1 May 1877.

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, family 65

Comment: Source includes age (18) and location (Sweden). Using the official census date of 1 Jun 1895 gives a birth date range from 2 Jun 1876 to 1 Jun 1877.

marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962: Gravestone for Edward (1942) and Betsy M. (1962) Swanson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 1 May 2018), memorial IDs 20773065 (Edward) and 20773032 (Betsy), photograph uploaded 3 Aug 2007 to both memorials; citing “Sumner Cemetery (Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes year (1876).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes date (Oct/1876), age (23), and location (Sweden). Using his age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1876 to 1 June 1877, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes age (43) and location (Sweden). Using his age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1877.

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death

marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962: Gravestone for Edward (1942) and Betsy M. (1962) Swanson; Find A Grave (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 1 May 2018), memorial IDs 20773065 (Edward) and 20773032 (Betsy), photograph uploaded 3 Aug 2007 to both memorials; citing “Sumner Cemetery (Sumner, Pierce County, Washington, USA), unknown plot”

Comment: Source includes year (1942).

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father

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 76,79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source identifies Edward Swanson as a son of Peder Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Edward [Swanson] as a child of Peter Swanson. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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mother

interview-loretta-spear-2006: Email conversation with Loretta Pearl (Johnson) Spear, 19 Aug 2006, includes physical notes sent by mail; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Image #2.

Comment: Source identifies Edward [Swanson] as a child of Nellie Elison. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Betty Marie Wilson (1882 – 1962)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81,82, dwelling 64

Comment: Source identifies Betsy Swanson as the wife of Edward Swanson.

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33,34, household 140

Comment: Source identifies Betty M. Swanson as the wife of Edward P. Swanson.

obituary-betty-swanson-1962: Obituary for Betty Marie Swanson (1962); “Mrs. E. P. Swanson Dies at Puyallup,” unknown newspaper (unknown location), 28 Jul 1962 (Saturday), page unknown, column unknown; privately held

Comment: Source implies the marriage of Edward P. Swanson and Betty Marie ____ by identifying her as Mrs. Edward P. (Betty Marie) Swanson.

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Child: Clarence Swanson (1905 – ?)

Child: Leonard Swanson (1907 – ?)

Child: Archie Swanson (1909 – ?)

Child: Ederine Swanson (1910 – ?)

Child: Elsie Swanson (1913 – ?)

Child: John P. Swanson (1916 – ?)

Child: Sylvia Swanson (1918 – ?)

Child: <private>

Miscellaneous Facts

Events

Immigration: 1882 at , , , United States

Naturalization (Granted): 1899

Supporting evidence for:
events

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes year of immigration to the United States (1882) and years in the U.S. (18). These are consistent and, with the date of the census (1 Jun 1900) suggest a date range of 1 Jan 1882 to 31 May 1882 for his arrival in the United States.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes date (<conflict>). See research notes for conflict details.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes year of naturalization (1899).

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, household 140

Comment: Source notes that Edward was naturalized before 1 Apr 1940.

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Attributes

Residence: 1 May 1885 at Audobon, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1895 at Hamden Township, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (farm laborer) 1 Jun 1900

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Hamden Township, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Occupation: (manager at a [grain] elevator) 1 Jan 1920

Residence: 1 Jan 1920 at Detroit, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at , , Minnesota, United States

Residence: 1 Apr 1940 at Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 14, family 86

Comment: Source includes official census date (1 May 1885) and location (Audubon, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, family 65

Comment: Source includes official date (1 Jun 1895) and location (Township of Hamden, Becker County, Minnesota).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and occupation (Farm laborer).

census-us-1900-ps-mn-becker-11-5b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Hamden Township, enumeration district 11, sheet 5B (form/penned) or page 106B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Minnesota > Becker > Hamden > District 0011" image 10; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240756]

Additional detail for reference: Line 79, dwelling 91

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Hamden Township, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and occupation (Manager / Elevator). The "elevator" is presumed to be a grain elevator.

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jan 1920) and location (Detroit City, County: Becker, State: Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, household 140

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935 [five years before the census]) and location (Minnesota).

census-us-1940-ps-wa-pierce-76-6a: 1940 U.S. Census, population schedule, Washington, Pierce County, Puyallup City, enumeration district 27-76, sheet 6A; 1940 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Feb 2021) > "Washington > Pierce > Puyallup > 27-76" image 11; citing “Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 04356 (of 4643), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 33, household 140

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Apr 1940) and location (Puyallup City, County: Pierce, State: Washington).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Immigration Date: This database uses 1882. The 1920 U.S. Census gives the date as 1892, although the 9 has a base that is thicker toward the middle and a top-crossbar tail, and could be argued to be sloppily-written 8. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b]

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Edward P. The 1895 Minnesota Census uses an alternate spelling for his first name of Edevard. [census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4]

Surname: This database uses Swanson. The 1885 and 1895 Minnesota Censuses use Swenson. [census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11, census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b: 1920 U.S. Census, population schedule, Minnesota, Becker County, Detroit, enumeration district 8, sheet 3B (form/penned) or page 67B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1920 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 26 May 2007) > "Minnesota > Becker > Detroit > District 0008" image 6; citing “Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 823 (of 2076), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 81, dwelling 64

census-us-mn-1885-becker-audubon-11: 1885 Minnesota State Census, schedule 1, Becker County, Audubon Township, pages 11–12 (form) or 28–29 (corners); Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1885 > Becker" image 10; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll 20, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Page 12, line 14, family 86

census-us-mn-1895-becker-hamden-4: 1895 Minnesota State Census, Becker County, Hamden Township, page 4; Minnesota, U.S., Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 26 May 2007) > "1895 > Becker" image 52; citing “Minnesota State Population Census Schedules, 1865-1905, roll V290_48, Minnesota Historical Society, 1977”

Additional detail for reference: Line 18, family 65

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Sources

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