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Betty Marie Wilson

Last updated 19 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Apr 1882 and 31 Dec 1882 in , Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Died: 26 Jul 1962 in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States

Supporting evidence for:
name

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 82, dwelling 64

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

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 34, household 140

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Betty M. 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 (<spelling> M. Swanson). See research notes for spelling details.

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: Text includes married name (Betty Marie Swanson).

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birth

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 82, dwelling 64

Comment: Source includes age (37) and location (Minnesota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Jan 1920 gives a birth date range from 2 Jan 1882 to 1 Jan 1883.

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 34, household 140

Comment: Source includes age (57) and location (Minnesota). Using her age and the official census date of 1 Apr 1940 gives a birth date range from 2 Apr 1882 to 1 Apr 1883.

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 (1882).

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 location (Becker County, Minn.).

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death

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 indicates Betty died "Thursday." That was two days before the story was printed on 28 July 1962.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Edward P. Swanson (1876 – 1942)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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.

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.

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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

Attributes

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

Residence: 1 Apr 1935 at Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota, United States

Residence: Abt 1937 at Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States

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

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

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 82, 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 34, household 140

Comment: Source includes date (1 Apr 1935 [five years before the census]) and location (Detroit Lakes / Becker [County] / Minn [Minnesota]).

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 indicates Betty moved to Puyallup "25 years ago" and the source is from 1962.

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 34, 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)

SPELLING

Given Name: This database uses Betty Marie. The 1920 U.S. Census uses the first name Betsy. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b]

Given Name: This database uses Betty Marie. Her gravestone uses the first name Betsy. [marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962]

FOLLOWUP

Both of Betsy's parents were from Sweden. [census-us-1920-ps-mn-becker-8-3b]

Was Betsy or Betty her real name and the other a nickname?

Obituaries and gravestones are expected to have information provided by the same informant at roughly the same time, and thus be duplicates of each other. However, there is a significant difference in this case, as evidenced by the use of Betty vs. Betsy for her first name. This may have been a carving error that was not caught before the burial (and was ignored afterward), but only the year of death is duplicated, so both are being used except for that detail. [obituary-betty-swanson-1962, marker-edward-betsy-swanson-1942-1962]

Betsy had 5 living siblings when she died in 1962. One was her brother, Albin Wilson of Detroit Lakes, MN, The other four were her sisters: Christ ([Wilson]) Hustoft of Fargo, ND; Selma ([Wilson]) Gambriel of Puyallup[, WA]; Anna ([Wilson]) Moard of Puyallup[, WA]; and Hattie ([Wilson]) Larson of Portland[, OR]. [obituary-betty-swanson-1962]

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 82, dwelling 64

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”

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

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